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User group can be defined as required field
Tax reporting: The tax reporting system in SAP is based on the accounting area. The Profit Centre is not intended as a reporting unit here.
The requirements for the architecture of authorization concepts are as individual as the requirements of each company. Therefore, there is no perfect template. Nevertheless, there are topics that should be considered in an authorization concept.
In addition to defining permissions for external RFC access through the S_RFC authorization object, it is possible to prevent external calls to function blocks. From SAP Net-Weaver AS ABAP 7.40 there is the additional SAP Unified Connectivity (UCON) layer. It controls external access to RFC function blocks independently of users or roles and can be configured to suit your needs. All function modules that are to be executable via RFC are entered into the UCON Communication Assembly. If a function block is not stored there, the call will be blocked. UCON has been designed to minimise impact on RFC call performance. The necessary function blocks are identified in the UCON Phase Tool (transaction UCONPHTL), which constantly monitors all external RFC calls and supports an introduction of the UCON Communication Assembly. This allows calls to new function blocks (such as custom developments, support package changes) to be analysed and, if necessary, released for external access. In addition, UCON offers the possibility to review the configuration in an evaluation phase. There are approximately 40,000 RFC-enabled function blocks in an ERP system; Usually no more than a few hundred of them are used. With the use of UCON you therefore increase the security of your system.
You will need to adapt the template to your organisation's circumstances, i.e., probably define the certificate filing depending on the naming convention for your users and adjust the certificate verification. This verification of certificates ensures that no existing certificates are added in the template and that only one certificate is entered to an e-mail address. This check is necessary because sending an encrypted e-mail is cancelled if more than one valid certificate to an e-mail address is found. You can map mass imports of the certificates via this customer-specific programme. In addition, you will also need to define a way to manage certificates in your organisation, i.e. how to transfer changes to certificates to the SAP system.
For the assignment of existing roles, regular authorization workflows require a certain minimum of turnaround time, and not every approver is available at every go-live. With "Shortcut for SAP systems" you have options to assign urgently needed authorizations anyway and to additionally secure your go-live.
Evaluate the criticality of the security advisories for your company and also take into account the risks that may arise from the introduction of the SAP notes.
The Status column provides an overview of the status of the permission values.