The Basis system comprises a total of three layers
The SAP Identity Management System (IdM) enables centralised user and permission management in a heterogeneous system landscape. By using an IdMSsystem, manual processes can be replaced by automated workflows that are mapped and administered centrally. Examples of scenarios: 1) User and Authorisation Management 2) ESS/MSS for the management of personnel data 3) Audit and monitoring for the verification of compliance with legal regulations What should be taken into account, however, if you want to introduce an Identity Management System? In this contribution, I would like to highlight fundamental points that need to be clarified before the introduction.
With SAP Basis, SAP delivers the foundation of its software. Based on this foundation, SAP applications can be used independently of the operating system and database, interact with each other and be enriched with data. Based on a client/server architecture, SAP Basis includes configuration, a relational database management system, and a graphical user interface.
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What are the requirements and benefits of a modern identity management system (IDM) in the GRContext and what should be taken into account in application processes? Modern companies need to be able to effectively control their employees' access and system permissions to ensure optimal corporate control and monitoring. This need can also be inferred from legal requirements. IDM is the user and permission management within an organisation. These systems are an essential part of the internal control system. This includes the continuous monitoring and allocation of access possibilities as well as the systematic securing of functional separation (SoD - Segregation of Duties) in the IT systems. This is primarily intended to better manage relevant business and financial risks and to prevent criminal acts. The management of user and permission structures must ensure that, when the roles and responsibilities change, the privileges of the employees concerned in the systems are adjusted. Failure to do so will result in a multi-department employee having extensive privileges that can be critical in combination. Trust is good, control is better In order to avoid employees being entitled beyond your area of competence, user data and permissions must be continuously adjusted to the current requirements. It therefore makes sense to regularly carry out a recertification process in which the role owner and the manager sign off in compliance with the four-eye principle that the employee is entitled to the current privileges or may have to be deprived of rights from previous activities. Provisioning as a central function of the IDM Provisioning components form a central function of IDM systems, which provide users with individual access rights for the required IT resources according to their task.
Since innovations through IoT (Internet of Things) or big data scenarios not only affect the SAP basis, but also highlight products and services for customers of their own company, the role of the SAP basis in relation to these scenarios and services must be clearly defined. In general, the SAP basis sees its responsibility here in the connectivity to the corporate network or the enterprise systems, which lie in the responsibility of the SAP basis. The support of the applications, based on the technologies as well as the associated services, is the responsibility of the respective department that offers this service. A SAP-based support service must be agreed and regulated during the conception.
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The result is a branching web of connections that, in its entirety, creates the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.
Many customers are currently faced with the question of whether or not to migrate your SAP system.