Organisationally restrict table editing permissions
You should therefore enforce cryptographic authentication and communication encryption by setting up Secure Network Communication (SNC). SNC provides a strong cryptographic authentication mechanism, encrypts data transmission, and preserves the integrity of the transmitted data. For some time now, SNC is freely available without a SSOMechanism (SSO = Single Sign-on) for SAP GUI and the RFC communication of all SAP NetWeaver customers. You should always implement SNC between SAP GUI and application server, as this communication can also run over open networks. For RFC communication, you need an SNC implementation if you think the data transfer could be intercepted.
Of course, you can also use the data obtained with the permission trace (with filter for the S_DATASET authorization object) to express permissions on the object itself. In any case, you should also use the values obtained for the PROGRAM field. In this way, you exclude misuse by modified copies of ABAP programmes. This limitation of access programmes already represents a security gain, even if you do not want to restrict access to paths and files.
Assignment of critical authorizations and handling of critical users
If, after an upgrade or after inserting a support package, you have used the SU25 transaction with steps 1 or 2a to bring suggested values to the latest SAP system state, you must restore the suggested values to the customer's organisation levels with the PFCG_ORGFIELD_UPGRADE report. To do this, you must run the report for each field, with the report's search engine showing only the affected organisation levels.
The first step to eliminating sprawl in permissions is to prevent it. To do this, administrators should obtain an overview and the assigned authorizations should be checked regularly. This helps to identify problems and incorrectly assigned authorizations at an early stage. The workload monitor can help here. This shows which authorizations users are actually using. The use of authorizations can be analyzed selectively and exported to tables. This also helps to improve existing roles and to create new roles for the authorization model in SAP.
With "Shortcut for SAP systems" you can automate the assignment of roles after a go-live.
We present the security services offered by SAP Active Global Support (AGS).
Please always note that the basic mechanism is to play a recording and therefore other organisational levels (e.g. a third organisational level, which is in the dialogue before the work and the sales point) also require a different recording and editing.