What are the advantages of SAP authorizations?
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If you have a Central User Administration (ZBV) in use, there are certain dependencies between the base release of your ZBV and the base release of the subsidiary systems. Check the compatibility of your systems before setting the login/password_downwards_ compatibility profile parameter. For details on the technical dependencies between releases, see SAP Note 1458262.
If you do not maintain the values or set them to a value other than YES, the role menus of the reference user will not be taken into account when setting up the user menu. The two switches are system-wide; It is therefore not possible to define a specific shape for the client. If you set both switches to YES, you will not be able to tell from the user menu entries whether they are from the reference user's or user's role menus. Reference users have another benefit: You can also use it to inherit the contractual user type. A user inherits the classification of the reference user if they do not have any other role or profile mappings with classification, or if they have not been classified manually.
SAP Authorization Trace - Simple Overview of Authorizations
The authorization objects are attached by analogy to the forecast and item-based reports. The authorization objects of the item-based reports are checked in addition to the authorization objects for the information system when the report is selected. There is a trick in maintaining the CO-PA-specific authorization objects, because a once selected result area is set for the entire session of your login. This is of course hindering the maintenance of authorization objects for different result areas. Therefore, simply change the result area in the Customising window using the following path: Controlling > Income and market segment accounting > Structures > Set result area.
Locking and validity of the user account is done through the user administrator and is also valid for other authentication procedures. This means that a login via SSO is not possible for an invalid user or a user with administrator lock. We therefore always recommend that you prevent access to the system by setting the validity of users. Setting validity on assigned roles also prevents the user from performing actions in the system, but does not generally prevent them from logging in.
"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.
Every SAP system (ERP) must be migrated to SAP S/4HANA® in the next few years.
The variant "Roles by complex selection criteria" covers all possible selection criteria.