SAP Authorizations Basic administration - SAP Basis

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SAP systems: Control user authorizations with a concept
Which authorization data does a role have (PFCG)? Again, start the transaction PFCG and display a role. Then branch to the tab Authorizations and click on the button with the "glasses" (bottom left): Display authorization data.

Package Privileges permissions: Package Privileges are permissions that control access to development packages in the SAP HANA database. Packages contain design-time versions of objects that can be transported with this package via a delivery unit and thus made available to other systems.
Bypass Excel-based Permissions Traps
For a long time, SAP authorization consultants and ABAP developers have disagreed on how to implement authorization object characteristics in the coding. There are two positions: On the one hand, consultants advise never to test for the signal word DUMMY, the constant space or the literal ' '. These tests only superficially check for the existence of an authorization object and do not react to settings in the field specification in the profile of the roles. Moreover, the literal ' ' is then authorized because it is displayed in the transaction STAUTHTRACE. On the other hand, there are situations where development uses these superficial tests to save the user time and the machine resources. If the program determines early on that the user does not have the necessary objects in the user buffer, it may abort before the first SELECT and issue an appropriate error message. Both positions contain a kernel of truth. Let's look at the effects of different programming on a simplified example. The role(s) have only the authorization object S_DEVELOP with the field value DEVCLASS "Z*".

Together with you, we develop suitable authorizations for your systems and processes. In workshops with your departments, we create concepts to assign the required rights to employees. The goal is to define so-called job roles, which represent job profiles at the job level.

"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.

Note that the Security Audit Log has two configuration options: static and dynamic configuration.

SAP Note 1539556 lists all questions and answers about the administration of proposed values.
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