Permissions with status
Solution approaches for efficient authorizations
S_PROJECT authorization object: The S_PROJECT authorization object enables you to work with customising projects. You can modify, view or delete projects, maintain status information, project documentation, and perform project evaluations.
With apm Suite, you can put together your individual GRC/SOX-compliant solution for SAP authorizations as needed. This is helpful, for example, to optimally manage SAP roles, for the determination of critical rights, the SAP user application, the auditing of emergency users or the password self service. With apm Suite you will never lose track of your compliance in SAP authorization management.
Conclusion and outlook
The user administration process, i.e. user creation, modification and deactivation, should on the one hand be available in written documented form, either as a separate document or as part of the authorization concept documented in writing, and on the other hand also be carried out in accordance with the documentation. Therefore, a reconciliation should be performed on two levels: on the one hand, it should be ensured that the documentation is up to date and, on the other hand, it should be checked whether the process was also followed in the fiscal year to be audited. Possible deviations should already be prepared argumentatively, special cases can always occur that deviate from the actual process. However, these should be documented in a comprehensible manner so that an external auditor, such as the auditor's IT auditor, can check the plausibility. All documentation should be provided with the essential information (creator, date, version, etc.) and be in a format that cannot be changed (usually PDF). Additional documentation can also be output from the ticket system, provided that the process is consistently documented via the ticket system.
Permissions must be maintained in every SAP system - a task that becomes more difficult the more complex the system landscapes and the greater the number of users. Especially in growing system landscapes, once defined concepts no longer fit the current requirements or the processes in role and authorisation management become more and more complex and cumbersome over time.
With "Shortcut for SAP systems" you can automate the assignment of roles after a go-live.
Furthermore, any reports by the auditor from the previous year should also be taken into account, in which deficiencies identified at that time were pointed out.
You can also find some useful tips from practice on the subject of SAP authorizations on the page www.sap-corner.de.
The same applies to other platforms such as CRM or Solution Manager.