Emergency user concept
Permissions and User Root Sets Evaluations
Far more damage, however, can be caused by too extensive authorizations. For example, an employee may be authorized to access data for which he or she is not authorized. In the worst case, criminal activity can cause economic damage. To prevent this, an authorization concept must be in place that describes how authorizations are to be created and assigned to users.
After these preparations, we now proceed to the expression of the User-Exit in the validation that has just been created. To do this, you copy the User-Exit definition in the created custom programme, specify a name for the User-Exit definition (e.g. UGALI) and create a new text element.
SAP Authorizations - A Common Perspective of Developers and Consultants
The first two problems can be solved by inserting the correction from SAP Note 1614407. The profile data will not be added to the bill of materials at the time of the roll recording but only when the transport order is released. This ensures consistency between the role's permission data and its profile data. The shared transport job also contains the complete history of changes to the profiles and permissions, so that obsolete data can also be deleted in the target systems.
If you do not encrypt communication between the client and the application servers, it is surprisingly easy for a third party to catch the username and password. Therefore, make sure you encrypt this interface! There is often uncertainty as to whether the password in SAP systems is encrypted by default and whether there is encryption during communication between the client and application servers by default. This ignorance can lead to fatal security vulnerabilities in your system landscape. We would therefore like to explain at this point how you can secure the passwords in your system and protect yourself against a pick-up of the passwords during transmission.
"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.
On the application server that is now active, run the permission trace as usual and review the evaluation.
For details on the SAP user, see Tip 91, "Handling the default users and their initial passwords".