SAP Authorizations - A Common Perspective of Developers and Consultants
If an authorization system grows too much over the years and there is no structured approach, the result is uncontrolled growth. If companies wait too long with the cleanup, a complete rebuild of the authorization structure or a new concept may make sense. This must be clarified quickly in the event of a cleanup.
If you select the SU24 Data Initialisation button, step 1 is the same and you overwrite your SU24 data with the SU22 data for the selected applications. The Auto Sync selection corresponds to step 2a. All new SU22 data will be transferred to the transaction SU24. Modified SU24 data is detected and must be matched manually. However, this information is provided to you in the Determined Synchronisation Status column. If you want to keep your SU24 data as it is for certain applications, select the button Set Status"Verified". To give you more transparency about the impact of your activities, there is a role usage proof via the Roles button. This allows you to check the roles in which the selected applications are used. With the Change Preview selection, you can see which suggestion values would be changed for your selection in the transaction SU24.
For the transport of PFCG roles with their profiles there is also an SAP notice: Note 1380203. If you enter the correction, it is possible to use separate positions for the third and fourth digits of the generated profile name for the definition. In the SAP standard, the name of a generated profile is composed as follows, for example, if the System ID is ADG: T-AG#####. If your other source systems differ only in the second place of the system ID, the profile name does not indicate from which system the profiles originate.
However, if a company does not have a concept for introducing new SAP authorizations and these are always coupled with new roles, the roles and authorizations will continue to grow. New modules, new processes and new user groups very quickly lead to many authorization groups, numerous authorization roles and complex documentation - even assuming the ideal case that companies have used Excel, for example, for all previous implementations and enhancements and have kept the documentation up to date. What is the purpose of a role? Which user has which authorization? Due to the amount of roles and authorizations, it quickly becomes confusing for users. System performance also suffers as the amount of data increases.
"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.
This does not take into account information already recorded.
Your system has inactive users? This is not only a security risk, as they often use an initial password, but also creates unnecessary licence costs.