Checking at Program Level with AUTHORITY-CHECK
Maintaining Authorization Objects (Transaction SU21)
SAP customers do not maintain suggested values in this transaction. However, there are cases where data in the SU22 transaction is maintained in a customer environment. If TADIR services or external services are developed by the customer or partner, these services are not available by default in the SU22 transaction or the SU24 transaction. For these services, the header data must first be written to the USOBHASH table, which serves as the basis for maintaining the services. These entries in the USOBHASH table are generated automatically when running TADIR services. Read Tip 41, "Add external services from SAP CRM to the proposal values", for dealing with external services. Once the data in this table is available, you have the option to maintain the proposed values.
The following sections first describe and classify the individual components of the authorization concept. This is followed by an explanation of which tasks can be automated using the Profile Generator.
Features of the SAP authorization concept
In line with the maintenance of the SAP transaction permissions proposal values using the SU22 and SU24 transactions, it is advisable to maintain proposed values for web applications. In order for a user to be assigned a suitable rating for an operational feature set in the Web application, the software developers in the transaction SU22 must connect all the authorization objects required for this application to the corresponding Web Dynpro application, i.e. not just S_START. The source of the required authorization objects is usually a developer or permission trace.
If these issues are not taken into account during a conversion, there will be an imbalance between the system and the components to be protected, since the change in the system constellation means that new components, such as those mentioned above, must also be taken into account. Otherwise, a company may suffer economic damage and the resulting damage to its image. Furthermore, neglect of legal requirements (BDSG, DSGVO, GOB, HGB, etc.)1 can lead to legal measures or steps.
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Create a message to be displayed to the user when permissions checks fail.
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