Note the maintenance status of permissions in roles and their impact
Add external services from SAP CRM to the proposal values
You have read that it is possible to perform mass activities, such as mass roll-offs, using standard means. This is all too complicated for you, and you are still looking for simple solutions for role maintenance? I'm sure you'll have a look at tools from SAP partners that promise to help. In this context, we would like to give you some more information in this tip. There is a very practical occasion: We have too often found a "broken" authorisation system with SAP customers, caused by the incorrect application of additional programmes. Sometimes, the role content was misaligned and the suggestion values were not neatly maintained, so at some point the permission administrators couldn't figure out what to do. Therefore, you should check very well whether the tool you are considering is actually suitable for your purposes.
Transaction PFCG also offers you the option of automatically collecting permissions. Not every transaction entered into a single role via a role menu necessarily needs its own permission entry in the permission tree, because some transactions have identical or similar permission proposal values.
In the SU53 you get the entry of the user that is stored there, and this may be old. So it is better to let the user himself display the authorization error via the menu. Maybe you create a small docu for all your users how to display the error and where to send it, so a "Cooking Recipe: How To...". In the SU53 error excerpt, the first thing that is displayed is the authorization that the user is missing. So this object has to be analyzed. In the further part of the error message, the permissions assigned to the user are displayed. This information can be used to classify the user with his role set, where he belongs etc. Finally, in our case 1, we now have the missing authorization and must now clarify whether the user should receive this authorization or not. In addition the specialist department must be contacted, which has to decide whether the user receives the permission! It can happen that the problem reported by the user is not an authorization problem at all. Then the last authorization error is displayed in the SU53 area, which is not the cause of the error at all. Therefore, it is always good to have a screen image of the actual error message sent to you as well. It is not uncommon for developers to issue an authorization error of the type "No authorization for..." from their programs, but they have not checked this with a standard authorization check at all, so that the error is not an actual authorization error.
Structural authorizations have a so-called root object, i.e. a starting point and an associated evaluation path. The organization chart of the company is stored in SAP HCM. This makes it possible to see how which positions are linked to each other. If a specific piece of information about an employee is required, it can be read out via a path. At the end there is a list of objects.
However, if your Identity Management system is currently not available or the approval path is interrupted, you can still assign urgently needed authorizations with "Shortcut for SAP systems".
Before implementing self-service, consider the password rules set in your systems and the use of security policies.
At www.sap-corner.de you will also find a lot of useful information on the subject of SAP authorizations.
The focus is on users and roles in the respective clients and system rails.