Handle the default users and their initial passwords
Although it is possible to create profiles manually, it is recommended to work with the profile generator. The Profile Generator allows you to automatically create profiles and assign them to user master records. The Profile Generator is used to simplify and speed up user administration and should always be used when setting up authorizations for your employees. The Profile Generator is also used to set up the user menus that appear when users log on to the SAP system.
Now switch to User Care and you will find that this PFCG role is not yet assigned to your user. To do this, you must first perform the user master synchronisation. You can perform this manually via the transaction PFUD or schedule it as a job. The background job PFCG_TIME_DEPENDENCY or the report RHAUTUPD_NEW is intended for this.
Analyse and evaluate permissions using SAP Query
Finally, we want to give you some recommendations for securing file access. The SPTH table allows you to protect the file system from ABAP programme accesses without granting permissions and to deliberately define exceptions. The problem is identifying the necessary exceptions. However, because the SPTH check is always performed together with the S_DATASET object check, you can use a long-running permission trace to find the paths that are used with filters for the S_DATASET authorization object. The procedure for this is described in detail in our Tip 39, "Maintain suggestion values by using trace evaluations". If you are using applications that access files in the DIR_HOME directory without a path, such as the ST11 transaction, you must specify access to the allowed file groups individually (e.g. dev_, gw_), because there is no wild card for DIR_HOME.
Authorizations are used to map the organizational structure, business processes and separation of functions. Therefore, they control the access options of users in the SAP system. The security of business data depends directly on the authorizations assigned. For this reason, the assignment of authorizations must be well planned and executed in order to achieve the desired security.
"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.
This refers to a regular review of the assigned authorizations in the SAP® system, to be performed at least once a year.
The S_TABU_DIS authorization object allows you to grant access to tables associated with specific table permission groups.