Advantages of authorization concepts
Unclear objectives and lack of definition of own security standards
Certain permissions that are not relevant until a job step is run are checked at the time of scheduling for the specified step user. This checks whether the selected user is authorised to run the specified ABAP programme or external command. For programmes associated with a permission group, the S_PROGRAM object is checked. External commands test for the object S_LOG_COM.
Insert SAP Notes 1656965 and 1793961 into your system. With these hints, the report RSUSR_LOCK_USERS is delivered or extended. This report supports automatic selection and blocking of inactive users. To do this, you have to select the criteria in the selection screen of the RSUSR_LOCK_USERS report, according to which you want to lock or invalidate users. You can determine the choice of users by using various criteria. It is recommended to take into account the period since the last login in the Days since last login field and the password status in the Days since password change field. You have the option to check the result of the selection and view the users found. To do this, select the Test of Selection action in the Select Action pane. You can also choose between the User Lock-outs (Local Lock-outs) and User Unlock (Local Lock-outs) actions in this area. You can set the end of a user's validity by clicking the corresponding options for "today" or "yesterday". Note that you can only set the validity for current users.
As long as the corresponding tests in both the development and the quality system are not completed, the SAP_NEW profile will be assigned to the testers in addition to their previous roles. This ensures that the transactions can be traversed without errors of authorisation. Parallel enabled permissions (ST01 or STAUTHTRACE transactions) can be used to identify the required permissions and assign them to the user through the appropriate roles.
In practice, the main problem is the definition of content: The BMF letter remains very vague here with the wording "tax relevant data". In addition, there is the challenge of limiting access to the audited financial years.
With "Shortcut for SAP systems" you can automate the assignment of roles after a go-live.
By adding certain SAP standard reports and the user information system ("SUIM"), you can quickly identify security-relevant issues and correct any errors.
In the example, the single ledger entry for the vendor account 100000 was invoked.