Implementing the authorization concept in the FIORI interface
When defining the development policy, you should ensure that the appropriate attention is paid to access security. Customised programmes or customisations in the SAP Code Inspector ensure that all developers working in the company comply with these guidelines. Verification of compliance with the development directives should be an essential part of quality assurance before the programmes are used productively. The SE38 and SA38 transactions should not be allocated in the productive system and custom programmes should be included in own transaction codes. Permissions are then set up only for these transactions.
In 2020, there were 82,761 cases of computer fraud in Germany. Five years earlier, the number of cases was significantly lower - 23,562 cases - and have steadily increased from then on. The smaller the group of people with access, the smaller the risk of data falling into the wrong hands. Efficient and well thought-out authorization management plays a key role in minimizing risk and is a good way of protecting against unauthorized access, data misuse and industrial espionage. Without a coherent, well thought-out concept, the regulation of accesses and authorizations for the users or key users of an SAP system is a serious security vulnerability.
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In the beginning, the FI and CO modules were separated from each other. Both modules have been combined by SAP as higher-level modules in the accounting area. The main reason for this is the tight process structure, which enables a smooth transition between the two modules. As a result, SAP FI and CO now only appear as the joint module SAP FICO.
"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.
For details on the relevant support packages, see SAP Note 1750161.
At www.sap-corner.de you will also find a lot of useful information on the subject of SAP authorizations.
The next step is to adjust the permissions in your productively used roles in the PFCG transaction, and then remove the corresponding permissions from the SAP_NEW profile using the SU02 transaction.