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Solution approaches for efficient authorizations
Due to the complexity of an SAP® authorization concept, it is necessary that all essential aspects are set down in a written documented authorization concept. This should describe the essential processes, but also how to handle the assignment of authorizations via roles. In particular, the nomenclature of specially created roles must be clearly defined. It should therefore be checked whether all changes since the last audit have been documented in the written authorization concept. After all, this document serves the auditor as a template for the so-called target/actual comparison. This means that the auditor compares the document with the actual status in the SAP® system for the main topics relevant to the audit. Any discrepancy can lead to a finding that must be avoided.
Which authorization data does a role have (PFCG)? Again, start the transaction PFCG and display a role. Then branch to the tab Authorizations and click on the button with the "glasses" (bottom left): Display authorization data.
Error analysis for authorizations (part 1)
As a second way to automate the mass maintenance of role pipelines, we mentioned the use of business role management. Various solutions are offered on the market that offer this functionality in the same or similar form. Some of these solutions do not use the derivation concept; This has the advantage that the organisational matrix is not limited to organisational fields. However, the major deviation from the standard functionalities of the PFCG role is detrimental to this variant.
In addition to your custom authorization objects, you must also express the other relevant CO-PA authorization objects in your users' permissions. As a rule, you must limit access to the result reports of the K_KEB_REP object to the result area and the report name, and limit the functions of the information system in the K_KEB_TC object, such as executing or updating reports. You also need permissions to maintain the authorization objects in customising the result and market segment calculations. To do this, assign permissions to the K_KEPL_BER object. In the CERKRS field, define the result area for which authorization objects are created, and in the ACTVT field, define the activity, where the action 02 is Create and Modify.
Assigning a role for a limited period of time is done in seconds with "Shortcut for SAP systems" and allows you to quickly continue your go-live.
You can choose the supplied SAMPLE_INTERFACE_00001650 as the template.
Also continue with other authorization objects.