Essential authorizations and parameters in the SAP® environment
To support the safe operation of SAP systems, SAP offers a whole portfolio of services. We present the security services offered by SAP Active Global Support (AGS). The security of an SAP system in operation depends on many factors. There are several security features in the SAP standard, such as user management, authentication and encryption capabilities, web service security features, and the various authorisation concepts. Vulnerabilities in the standard software are also regularly fixed in SAP notes and support packages. You are responsible for the safe operation of your SAP system landscapes; so you need to incorporate these features and fixes into your systems. The AGS Security Services support you by bundling the experiences of the AGS into consolidated best practices. We introduce these services and describe how they help you gain an overview of the security of your operational concept.
TMSADM: The user TMSADM serves the communication between SAP systems in the transport management system and is automatically created in the client 000 when they are configured. TMSADM only has the permissions to access the common transport directory, view in the change and transport management system, and the necessary RFC permissions. Safeguard measures: Change the user's passwords in each client. There is the report TMS_UPDATE_PWD_OF_TMSADM, which you have to start in the client 000. This is only possible if you have administrator privileges on all systems in the landscape and the password rules of the systems are compatible. After the report has been successfully passed, all TMSADM users of the landscape in the client 000 and their destinations have the same new password.
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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.
In case of missing authorizations, SAP Basis also helps with an authorization trace in addition to the well-known SU53 for a more detailed analysis of authorization objects. The article "SAP Basis Basic or finding missing authorizations thanks to SU53 or ST01 Trace" describes this in more detail.
However, if your Identity Management system is currently not available or the approval path is interrupted, you can still assign urgently needed authorizations with "Shortcut for SAP systems".
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