Task & functionality of the SAP authorization concept
Check for permissions on the old user group when assigning a new user group to a user
The four important concepts of SAP security first require a certain amount of effort. They not only have to be coordinated, formulated and made available, but also continuously updated and, above all, actively implemented. Nevertheless, the return on investment is high, because they prepare for all eventualities, provide audit security, and also offer a high level of protection for the SAP system and thus for the company itself.
You can implement the first request for additional verifications when performing document transactions by using document validation. In this example, we assume that the document is posted through an interface and that you want to check permissions for custom authorization objects and/or certain data constellations. There are different dates for document validation. The complete document can always be validated, if only the information from document header (time 1) or document position (time 2) is available to you, this can also be sufficient depending on the scenario. In such cases, you need to create validation at the appropriate times. Before you can write a User-Exit in a validation, you have to make some preparations.
Solution approaches for efficient authorizations
Only current profile data is always recorded, so that obsolete profiles and permissions in the target system cannot be deleted by transport. This data remains associated with the users and remains effective until it clears a user synchronisation with the Cleanup option (transaction PFUD).
Authorization tools are a great help in designing a highly automated compliance management system that precisely fits the company's own requirements. The introduction of authorization tools takes some time, but should nevertheless be tackled by companies in order to increase efficiency in the long term and save costs at the same time.
During go-live, the assignment of necessary authorizations is particularly time-critical. The "Shortcut for SAP systems" application provides functions for this purpose, so that the go-live does not get bogged down because of missing authorizations.
Single Role: Enables the automatic generation of an authorization profile.
After you have saved the entry, the description of the role is also maintained in the target language, in our example in the English language and visible after the login.