Goal of an authorization concept
Task & functionality of the SAP authorization concept
Setting the confidentiality or encryption markers in the SEND_EMAIL_FOR_USER method affects the display of the e-mail in Business Communication Services Administration (transaction SCOT). If the email is marked as confidential, it can only be viewed by the sender or the creator of the email. The sender and the creator need not necessarily be identical, for example, if you have entered the system as the sender. The e-mail creator is the one who ran the application in the context of which the e-mail was created. The encryption flag also automatically sets the confidentiality of the email. The e-mail is not stored in the system in encrypted form, but is protected against unauthorised access by the confidentiality flag. However, access by the sender or creator is still possible. You should also note that the subject of the email is not encrypted.
The object S_PROGRAM checks since SAP Release 2.x for the field TRDIR-SECU i.e. the authorization group of the program. As of Release 7.40, you can optionally switch on a check for the object S_PROGNAM. For more information, see note 2272827 for further instructions. The check on S_PROGNAM MUST first be activated in the customer system. Note, however, that they CORRECTLY authorize S_PROGNAM before doing so, otherwise NOBODY except emergency users will be able to start any report or report transaction after the SACF scenario is activated.
You can use the system trace function (transaction ST01) to record the authorization checks in all modes, if the trace and the transaction to be traced run on the same application server. All object fields and their values are recorded during the authorization object check.
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.
However, if your Identity Management system is currently not available or the approval path is interrupted, you can still assign urgently needed authorizations with "Shortcut for SAP systems".
Customising the organisational criteria is cross-client.
Very often the question then arises, does anything have to be prepared for the audit? As a rule, all of the company's own notes from previous years should be retrieved and combed through for information that was noted at the time during the discussions with the IT auditor.