SAP Authorizations Controlling file access permissions - SAP Basis

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Controlling file access permissions
Controlling permissions for the SAP NetWeaver Business Client
Customising the organisational criteria is cross-client. Activation of the organisational criteria depends on the client. If you want to use these permissions in different clients, you must activate the respective organisational criteria for the respective client. Now you can use the organisational criterion in your PFCG role. To do this, enter the S_TABU_LIN authorization object with the organisational criterion you created. Assign the respective attributes with the organisational values for which the user should be entitled. Along with the individual values, you can specify intervals for your organisational criterion so that you can assign permissions to users for multiple organisational values.

You cannot increase the retention time afterwards; Therefore, you should adjust the configuration in good time before starting a project. In addition, you should change the settings of the stat/rfcrec and stat/rfc/distinct profile parameters. For example, you should increase the value of stat/rfcrec to 30, and stat/rfc/distinct should be set to 1. This improves the completeness of the recorded RFC usage data. For details on the technical improvements, see SAP Note 1964997.
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A new transaction has been added to evaluate the system trace only for permission checks, which you can call STAUTHTRACE using the transaction and insert via the respective support package named in SAP Note 1603756. This is a short-term trace that can only be used as a permission trace on the current application server and clients. In the basic functions, it is identical to the system trace in transaction ST01; Unlike the system trace, however, only permission checks can be recorded and evaluated here.

In SAP systems you always have the possibility to integrate custom developments. In such extensions or your own programmes, you must implement permission checks and may also create your own authorization objects. You can also supplement authorisation checks in standard transactions if the existing checks do not cover your requirements.

Authorizations can also be assigned via "Shortcut for SAP systems".

We will show you what pre- and post-processing is required to avoid data inconsistencies.

If you want to use the System Trace for permissions in a system with multiple application servers, you should note that the Trace can only log and evaluate data per application server at any time.
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