Authorization tools - advantages and limitations
What are the advantages of SAP authorizations?
If you only want to translate the description of the role, it is recommended to record the PFCG transaction and to change the source language of the role using the Z_ROLE_SET_MASTERLANG report before the LSMW script runs through. The report on how to change the source language can be found in SAP Note 854311. Similarly, you can use the SECATT (Extended Computer Aided Test Tool, eCATT) transaction to perform the translation instead of the LSMW transaction.
This only takes into account the applications that are maintained in the role menus of the selected PFCG roles. If you have set the check for Only applications with changed SU22 data, only applications where the suggestion values have been changed by an import, e.g. by Support Packages or Enhancement Packages, will be used. Take the step to take the data from the SU22 transaction by selecting your applications. You will now get a list of applications that you need to match. Select the rows that the applications to match. The buttons in the menubar help you to adjust.
Best Practices Benefit from PFCG Roles Naming Conventions
If you have defined the roles to the extent that the essential processes are depicted, then you will technically check which organisational features they contain (organisational levels, but also cost centres, organisational units, etc.). You then compare the technical result with the result from the consideration of the structure organisation and the business role description. A likely result is that you do not have to use all technical organisational features for differentiation. A possible result is that you want to add fields such as the cost centre to the organisation level.
The basic idea of the approach described below is to evaluate the previous usage behaviour (reverse engineering) for the definition of the required permissions. In the first step, you configure the retention time of usage data, because each SAP system logs the calls to bootable applications. This way, not only the user, at what time, what transaction, but also the user, which function block was called. These data are then condensed into daily, weekly and monthly aggregates and stored for a specified period. This statistical usage data is originally intended for performance analysis; You can also use them to determine the permissions you need. We described the configuration of the retention time of the statistical usage data in Tip 26, "Use usage data for role definition". Please also refer to our explanations on the involvement of your organisation's co-determination body in the storage and use of the statistical usage data. In addition to the settings described in Tip 26, you should also adjust the retention time for the RFC Client Profile (WO), RFC Client Destination Profile (WP), RFC Server Profile (WQ), and RFC Server Destination Profile (WR) task types using the SWNCCOLLPARREO Care View.
With "Shortcut for SAP systems" you can automate the assignment of roles after a go-live.
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