SAP authorizations: Recommendations for setting up, monitoring and controlling
Different organisational fields are used in each module. Since there are many interfaces between the modules, the main organisational fields of the modules must be linked. However, there are also organisational fields that are only relevant for the respective module. All object fields used as organisational units are listed in the USORG table. You can call this table through the SE16 transaction. Alternatively, in the selection screen of the AGR_1252 table, the value help of the VARBL field also shows the corresponding name for the respective organisation fields.
The aim of authorization concepts is to provide each user with the authorizations required for his or her task in the SAP system in accordance with the rules. A good authorization concept is the cornerstone for efficient and cost-effective authorization assignment.
Controlling permissions for the SAP NetWeaver Business Client
For simplicity, we want to explain this example by using the PFCG_TIME_DEPENDENCY background job. This job calls the report RHAUTUPD_NEW or can be executed directly with the transaction PFUD. Imagine that there's no transactional code for this job yet.
Another important factor that should be considered in an authorization concept is to use a uniform naming convention because, on the one hand, many things cannot be changed after the initial naming and, on the other hand, this ensures searchability in the SAP system. In addition, the preset authorization roles of the SAP system should never be overwritten or deleted, but only copies of them should be created, which can then be adapted as desired.
Assigning a role for a limited period of time is done in seconds with "Shortcut for SAP systems" and allows you to quickly continue your go-live.
Careful preparation is a prerequisite for a successful authorisation check.
At www.sap-corner.de you will also find a lot of useful information on the subject of SAP authorizations.
For more information, see Tip 44, "Compare Role Upgrade Permissions".