Authorization concept - user administration process
What are the advantages of SAP authorizations?
This approach makes authorization management considerably more efficient, since functional changes do not have a global impact on the entire authorization structure. This ensures the quality of authorizations in the long term. Authorizations in SAP systems enable users to access the applications relevant to their activities. To ensure that processes are mapped securely and correctly, SAP authorizations must be regularly checked and reworked.
Confidential information from your SAP system can also be sent by email. Make sure that this data is only transmitted encrypted. Your SAP system contains a lot of data, which is often confidential. This can be business-critical or personal data or even passwords. It happens again and again that such data must also be sent by e-mail. Therefore, make sure that this information is always encrypted and signed if necessary. Encryption is intended to ensure the confidentiality of the data, i.e. that only the recipient of the e-mail should be able to read it. The digital signature serves the integrity of the data; the sender of an e-mail can be verified. We present the configuration steps required for encryption and provide examples of how to encrypt the sending of initial passwords. There are two ways to encrypt and sign emails in the SAP system: via SAPconnect, via a secure third-party email proxy.
Mitigating GRC risks for SAP systems
In general, we recommend you to use strong encryption mechanisms and to switch most users to an SSO login. You should then delete the hash values of the user passwords as described above. For release-dependent information on SNC client encryption, see SAP Note 1643878.
For performance reasons, the SAP kernel checks whether a user is authorised in the permission buffer. However, only profiles and no roles are loaded into the permission buffer. Calling the SU56 transaction will cause you to parse the permission buffer, first displaying your own user's permission buffer. A pop-up window to change the user or authorization object will appear from the Other User/Permissions Object (F5) menu path. Here you can select the user you want to analyse in the corresponding field. The Permissions > Reset User Buffer path allows you to reload the permission buffer for the displayed user.
During go-live, the assignment of necessary authorizations is particularly time-critical. The "Shortcut for SAP systems" application provides functions for this purpose, so that the go-live does not get bogged down because of missing authorizations.
This is determined by the function block and not by the developer.
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