Different users in your SAP system will have different password rules, password changes, and login restrictions. The new security policy allows you to define these user-specific and client-specific. It happens again and again that there are special requirements for password rules, password changes and login restrictions for different users in your SAP system. There may be different reasons for this.
Many companies are currently converting their current SAP systems from an ERP state to an SAP S/4HANA system. Through this conversion, many technical and also organizational components come upon the respective companies. The time factor for determining, organizing and implementing the necessary components should not be underestimated. The area of security is often neglected in thought, but can lead to major problems and possibly image-related damage - and resulting financial losses - in retrospect. For this reason, the implementation of a comprehensive authorization concept should be considered as early as possible in the project phase, as several components are intertwined here.
Security within the development system
With the Enhancement Package (EHP) 3 to SAP ERP 6.0, SAP has provided an extension of the eligibility tests in the FIN_GL_CI_1 Business Function, which allows the eligibility objects for profit centres to be tested in FI. You must first enable the FIN_GL_CI_1 Business Function in the Switch Framework (transaction SFW5). After that, you can activate the new functionality in Customising via this path: Finance (new) > Basic Financial Settings (new) > Permissions > Enable Profit Centre Permissions Check.
After defining the roles and generating the corresponding authorization profiles, the individual persons in the company are then assigned to the roles. In the process, the so-called user comparison takes place and the role-specific authorizations are stored in the user master record. The master record contains all information about an SAP user, including authorizations.
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Furthermore, the authorization concept includes content such as the integration of the data owner, security-relevant system settings, specifications for maintaining authorization default values (transaction SU24) and documentation requirements.
Click the Pattern button and specify that you want to record the PFCG transaction by selecting the UIAncontrol and TCD (Record) settings.