Permissions and User Root Sets Evaluations
Archive change document management for user and permission management
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.
We are often asked how permissions are properly assigned to schedule background jobs and manage those jobs. Just follow the guidelines below. Whenever you want programmes to run periodically at specific times without user interaction, or when their runtime should not interfere with normal dialogue operations, schedule them as batch jobs in the background. The scheduling and editing of batch jobs is regulated by permissions, which are often not clear about their use. We therefore explain to you what permissions are necessary for and which authorization objects are important.
The SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.31 changed the way the transaction SU25 works, especially from step 2a to the automatic suggestion value matching with SAP values. Now, this compares which records have been updated using time stamps. This makes it possible to run Step 2a separately for software components installed afterwards. Another advantage is that the objects to be edited can be better identified due to the time stamp. Before SAP NetWeaver 7.31, the applications to be matched for step 2a have been registered with their base release versions, which you can see in the USOB_MOD or TCODE_MOD tables.
The SAP HANA Studio application is available for maintaining and assigning HANA permissions to users. The SAP HANA Studio is installed on your workstation. You can then log in to one or more HANA databases with the user and password. The SAP HANA Studio and HANADatenbank are currently subject to extensive further developments; Therefore, the respective versions of the SAP HANA studio must be compatible with the HANA databases to be connected. For this reason, we recommend that you check the information about the use of certain versions of SAP HANA Studio in the SAP Notes.
If you get into the situation that authorizations are required that were not considered in the role concept, "Shortcut for SAP systems" allows you to assign the complete authorization for the respective authorization object.
If there are no suitable authorizations for the table authorization group, the system checks the name of the table or view, object S_TABU_NAM.
This usually means "making the best of it" and making ad hoc adjustments - in other words, not fixing the root cause and cleaning up from scratch.