SAP authorizations: Recommendations for setting up, monitoring and controlling
Use table editing authorization objects
Check to see if there are any corrective recommendations to follow for your release. We recommend that you run the SU24_AUTO_REPAIR correction report before executing the transaction SU25 (see tip 38, "Use the SU22 and SU24 transactions correctly"). If necessary, run this report in the old lease, but in any case before importing the new proposal values. Use the test mode of the report to look at possible corrections in advance. In addition, to ensure that you do not lose information with your upgrade work, you can write and release the data from the SU24 transaction on step 3 (customer table transport) in the SU25 transaction to a transport order. This way, a backup of your SU24 data is made. Now the upgrade work can begin. Warning: Do not perform step 1 (customer tables were initially filled), because this overwrites the USOBT_C and USOBX_C customer tables, i.e. the SU24 data, completely with the SAP suggestion values. However, you want to keep your SU24 data and add to the proposed changes for the new release!
You should archive all document types at the same time intervals; This is especially true for the US_USER and US_PASS archive objects. It is customary to keep the supporting documents between 12 and 18 months, as this corresponds to the retention periods for the revision. For performance reasons, if you want to archive in shorter intervals, you should always archive all archive objects at the same time and store the PFCG and IDENTITY archive object classes in separate archives. In this case, it may be useful to download the archived revision documents back to a shadow database to make them available for faster review. You can use the following reports: RSUSR_LOAD_FROM_ARCH_PROF_AUTH / RSUSR_LOAD_FROM_ARCHIVE. You can also archive the table change logs with the BC_DBLOGS archive object.
If you still have problems with the performance of the evaluation, despite the regular archiving and indexing of the modification documents of your user and permission management, this is probably due to the amount of central change documents. In this case, you also need an archiving concept for other key change document data. SAPHinweis 1257133 describes the procedure for creating such a concept.
The assignment of roles does not include any special features. Therefore, we only deal with the topics of time-space delimitation and logging. Time-space validation is implemented as an additional filter that runs after the usual permission checks. This additional filter logic works as follows: The first step is to check whether the user is entered in the tax verifier table (Table TPCUSERN, Configuration with the transaction TPC2). Only then will the further tests be carried out. If not, no additional checks will be carried out. The programme is then checked to see if it is included in the table of allowed programmes (table TPCPROG, configuration with the transaction TPC4). If the check is negative, the system cancels with a permission error. The time-space check is performed against the valid intervals in the table TPCDATA (configuration with the transaction TPC6). The time-space check works in context: In addition to the supporting documents of the audit period, older supporting documents are also included if they are still relevant for the audit period, such as open items that were booked in previous years but only settled in the audit period. Records that do not fall into the valid period according to the logic described above are filtered out.
For the assignment of existing roles, regular authorization workflows require a certain minimum of turnaround time, and not every approver is available at every go-live. With "Shortcut for SAP systems" you have options to assign urgently needed authorizations anyway and to additionally secure your go-live.
If the input was not done correctly, the dialogue was sometimes not transparent and confusing for the user.
Even a lack of know-how about SAP authorizations cannot be compensated for cost-effectively by means of tools.