Authorizations in SAP systems: what admins should look out for
Adjust tax audit read permissions for each fiscal year
When you mix roles, either after upgrading or during role menu changes, changes are made to the permission values. You can view these changes as a simulation in advance. As described in Tip 43, "Customising Permissions After Upgrading," administrators may see some upgrade work as a black box. You click on any buttons, and something happens with the permissions in their roles. For example, if you call step 2c (Roles to be reviewed) in the SU25 transaction, all roles will be marked with a red light, which requires mixing based on the changed data from the SU24 transaction. Once you call one of these roles and enter the Permissions Care, the permission values change immediately. Using the Alt, New, or Modified update status, you can see where something has changed, but you cannot see the changed or deleted values. A simple example of how to play this behaviour without an upgrade scenario is changing the role menu. Delete a transaction from a test role and remix that role. You are aware that certain authorization objects have now been modified and others have even been completely removed, but can't all changes at the value level be replicated? Thanks to new features, this uncertainty is now over.
As part of the implementation of a security patch process, you will have to evaluate many security advisories, depending on your release and support package status. In this case, you can use the RSECNOTE report or the EarlyWatch Alerts to evaluate which security information has been identified as particularly critical by SAP Active Global Support. Since March 2013, the RSECNOTE report has only been very restricted and therefore contains only a few new safety recommendations. Nevertheless, it provides good guidance for the initial resolution of security gaps.
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.
You can adjust these evaluation methods in the table T77AW or in the transaction OOAW. To do this, select the respective evaluation path by selecting it, and click on the evaluation path (individual maintenance) in the menu on the left. The table that appears defines the relationships between the objects. For SAP CRM only the objects Organisational Unit (O), Headquarters (S), Central Person (CP) and User (US) play a role. For simplicity, you can now copy the lines that use the Person (P) object. Enter a new number here and replace the object P with the object CP.
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If the system trace has recorded permission data for this authorization object, it will appear in the right pane of the window.