SAP license optimization
With more than 28 users, the simple Copy & Paste in the user selection no longer works. However, this does not mean that you have to care for all users individually! It is common for you to make mass changes to users in the SAP system, such as changing role assignments, locking a group of users, or having to adjust their validity dates. Unfortunately, there is no button in the start image of the transaction SU10 that allows users to be pasted from the clipboard. While Copy & Paste allows you to insert users from the clipboard, this feature is limited to the visible area. Therefore, it is not possible to add a list of more than 28 users, which can be very difficult for long lists.
The SAP authorization concept also maps the organization of authorizations within the SAP system. The organizational structure defines responsibilities and the authorization hierarchy, while the process organization specifies process steps and the activities and authorization objects required for them in SAP. The authorization concept must therefore be flexible enough to allow future changes in the organization to be implemented quickly and in compliance with the rules.
Centrally view user favourites
We therefore recommend that you schedule a background job on the PFUD transaction, which performs a regular user comparison (see Trick 17, "Schedule PFUD transaction on a regular basis"). By the way, did you know that the auth/tcodes_not_checked profile parameter enables you to disable the transaction startup permissions for the SU53 and SU56 transactions? To do this, enter the value SU53, SU56, or SU53 SU56 for the profile parameter. This means that the end user no longer needs the permissions to run these transaction codes from the S_TCODE authorization object.
I show how SAP authorizations can be assessed and monitored by using the Three Lines of Defense model. This method can be applied even if the model is not used for all enterprise risks. You will learn how to integrate the different stakeholders into the lines of defense and harmonize the knowledge for the process. Also, what tools can be used for controls and cleanups in each case. This ensures, for example, that managers are able to assess the risks and derive measures, and that administrators can technically clean up the risks.
During go-live, the assignment of necessary authorizations is particularly time-critical. The "Shortcut for SAP systems" application provides functions for this purpose, so that the go-live does not get bogged down because of missing authorizations.
There may be different reasons for this.
For performance reasons, the SAP kernel checks whether a user is authorised in the permission buffer.