Essential authorizations and parameters in the SAP® environment
SAP Security Concepts
In addition to SAP standard software, do you also use custom ABAP programmes? Learn how the SAP Code Vulnerability Analyser can scan your customer code for potential security vulnerabilities and resolve them if necessary. Permission concepts, firewalls, anti-virus and encryption programmes alone are not enough to protect your IT infrastructure and IT systems against internal and external attacks and misuse. Some of the risks are identified by potential security vulnerabilities in the ABAP code, most of which cannot be addressed by downstream measures and therefore need to be addressed in the code itself. It should also be noted that the permission concepts used can be circumvented by ABAP code, which underlines the weight of security vulnerabilities in the ABAP code. While SAP is responsible for providing security information to help close security vulnerabilities in standard code, it is up to you to address security vulnerabilities in custom ABAP programmes. Companies are subject to a whole range of legal requirements on data protection and data integrity, and you can fulfil them as far as possible with the help of a new tool. The SAP Code Vulnerability Analyser is integrated into the ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC) and thus available in all ABAP editors such as SE80, SE38, SE24, etc. Developers can use it to scan their code for vulnerabilities during programming and before releasing their tasks. This reduces testing costs and costs.
Look closely at the security advisory so that you can identify the affected programmes or functions and schedule appropriate application tests. Use a test implementation in the SNOTE transaction to identify additional SAP hints that are required for a security advisory and may also contain functional changes.
Use usage data for role definition
Today we come to the error analysis with authorizations. The best thing that can happen is the error of the type: "I don't have authorization to do this and that!" (CASE1). Worse is the case that someone has too many permissions, i.e. the type: "User xy should not have this permission anymore" (CASE2). How to proceed? First of all we come to case 1 This case, that someone has no authorization for something, supports the system excellently! The code word is SU53! If a transaction encounters an authorization error, then this error is written to a memory area that can be displayed. For this there is once the transaction SU53 or the menu selection "System/Utilities/Anc authorization check". With this function, the system outputs information showing which authorization objects are missing for the user.
Standard permissions required for a functionally fully descriptive role should be maintained accordingly. It is recommended to disable and not delete unneeded permissions, or even entire permission branches. Permissions that have been set to Inactive status are not reinstated as new permissions in the permission tree when they are reshuffled, and those permissions are not included in the profile generation process, and thus are not assigned to a role in the underlying profile.
Secure your go-live additionally with "Shortcut for SAP systems". You can assign necessary SAP authorizations quickly and easily directly in the system.
To select the application servers on which to start the trace, click the System Trace button.
In SAP systems you always have the possibility to integrate custom developments.