Default permissions already included
The goal of an authorization concept is to provide each user with the appropriate authorizations in the system individually for their tasks according to a previously defined rule. For this purpose, an authorization concept must be defined as the foundation for efficient authorization assignment. In this way, each employee is given system access through the role-specific assignment of authorizations according to his or her tasks. On the one hand, this protects sensitive information and, on the other, prevents damage caused by incorrect use of data.
As an SAP SuccessFactors implementation partner, we are often confronted with complex authorization constellations. For sure: If a consulting company does not implement a process first and the "framework" is missing as a result, the existing SAP authorizations must be analyzed retrospectively and the underlying concept must be understood. Only then can the new process be meaningfully inserted into the authorization concept.
User Information System (SUIM)
If the FIORI interface is then used under SAP S/4HANA, the additional components must also be taken into account here. Authorizations are no longer made available to the user via "transaction entries" in the menu of a role. Instead, catalogs and groups are now used here. These are stored similar to the "transaction entries" in the menu of a role and assigned to the user. However, these catalogs must first be filled with corresponding tiles in the so-called "Launchpad Designer". It is important to ensure that all relevant components (tile component and target assignment component(s)) are always stored in the catalog. The FIORI catalog is used to provide a user with technical access to a tile. A corresponding FIORI group is used to make these tiles visually available to the user for access in the Launchpad.
Every company knows the situation, every year again the auditor announces himself to perform the annual audit and to certify the balance sheet at the end of the audit. In the first part on this topic, the focus was on the relevant processes and documentation. In this part, the concentration is on a deeper level, namely directly in the SAP® system. The specifications for this should already be written down in the SAP® authorization concept.
The possibility of assigning authorizations during the go-live can be additionally secured by using "Shortcut for SAP systems".
For a long time, SAP authorization consultants and ABAP developers have disagreed on how to implement authorization object characteristics in the coding.
However, there are cases where data in the SU22 transaction is maintained in a customer environment.