Know why which user has which SAP authorization
User and authorization management
In the IT sector, we have to face new challenges every day. New technologies require us to act accordingly in order to always keep the current system landscape up to date, to strengthen our position on the market and, of course, to gain a technological edge over other competitors. This is also reflected in the corresponding SAP system landscape. Read in the two-part blog series why an authorization concept should be considered as early as possible in a project phase - especially when converting to SAP S/4HANA.
If a release change occurs, the adjustment of permissions is also required as a rework. You will have already learned that this task can be very complex. Many innovations make this work easier and make the whole process more transparent. In the event of a release change, not only new applications are often added, but also new or modified authorization objects, permission checks, and, as a result, modified suggestion values. With the SU25 transaction, you can update the suggestion values step by step and then update all the affected roles. So far, however, the transaction has been a kind of black box for you. You have performed each step without seeing how your suggestion values or roles have changed. We will now show you how to use the new features of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP to increase transparency in upgrading suggestion values and mixing PFCG roles.
The SAP_NEW profile is basically designed to bridge the release differences in eligibility checks after an upgrade and ensure that the established business processes remain executable after an upgrade. The SAP_NEW permission should only be assigned temporarily and only in emergencies in a productive SAP system after an upgrade.
It is important that after the AUTHORITY-CHECK OBJECT command is called, the return code in SY-SUBRC is checked. This must be set to 0; only then a jump is allowed.
If you get into the situation that authorizations are required that were not considered in the role concept, "Shortcut for SAP systems" allows you to assign the complete authorization for the respective authorization object.
In this course, existing roles and profiles in authorization management (transaction PFCG) can be extended.
If you create a new permission concept, it is useful to include the favourites in the viewing.