SAP Security Automation
How to analyze roles and authorizations in the SAP system
If, after an upgrade or after inserting a support package, you have used the SU25 transaction with steps 1 or 2a to bring suggested values to the latest SAP system state, you must restore the suggested values to the customer's organisation levels with the PFCG_ORGFIELD_UPGRADE report. To do this, you must run the report for each field, with the report's search engine showing only the affected organisation levels.
In a local table, find an entry for the user ID that you are creating in the SU01 transaction. For example, such a local table might be an Active Directory replication or a mini personnel master set, or you may have another data source that you replicate to your SAP system. Then, fill in the fields of transaction SU01 with the data from the local table.
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In addition to these requirements, other settings can ensure that the transaction can be performed without verification: Verification of eligibility objects is disabled by check marks (in transaction SU24). This is not possible for SAP NetWeaver and SAP ERP HCM authorization objects, i.e. it does not apply to S_TCODE checking. The checks for specific authorization objects can be globally off for all transactions (in transaction SU24 or SU25). This is only possible if the profile parameter AUTH/NO_CHECK_IN_SOME_CASES is Y. In addition, executable transactions may also result from the assignment of a reference user; the reference user's executable transactions are also taken into account.
If a user does not have a print permission for an output device (S_SPO_DEV privilege object), an instant print flag may be rescinded, which means that a spool job created during the job step would not print immediately. If archive parameters are passed when scheduling a step, a check is performed on the object S_WFAR_PRI. If the Step user does not have a matching permission, an error message is displayed.
For the assignment of existing roles, regular authorization workflows require a certain minimum of turnaround time, and not every approver is available at every go-live. With "Shortcut for SAP systems" you have options to assign urgently needed authorizations anyway and to additionally secure your go-live.
UI components also include creating or calling stored searches or navigating from one record directly to another record, such as calling an appointment directly from a business partner; This corresponds to cross-navigation.
You can also find some useful tips from practice on the subject of SAP authorizations on the page www.sap-corner.de.
You may have seen that a screenshot from the SU53 transaction shows a missing permission for typical base authorization objects, such as S_ADMI_FCD, S_CTS_ADMI, or S_TRANSLAT, but you know that your check has nothing to do with the actual permissions problem in the application.