Assignment of roles
The next step is to evaluate the usage data; here the monthly aggregates are typically sufficient. These include the user ID, function block, and number of calls. For an overview of the usage data already stored in the system, see the SWNC_COLLECTOR_GET_DIRECTORY function block (GET_DIR_FROM_CLUSTER = X input parameter). The actual downloading of the usage data is then performed using the function block SWNC_COLLECTOR_GET_AGGREGATES.
Configuration validation is a tool that allows systems to be tested against corporate or organisational requirements and regulations. You can find this tool in the Change Management section of the SAP Solution Manager. This allows you to evaluate security-relevant configurations and critical permissions. This is based on the SAP Solution Manager's Configuration and Change Database (CCDB), which stores all details about the configuration of the connected systems. The configuration data is stored in different configuration stores, depending on the type of configuration. You can evaluate the configuration of the operating system, the database, and profile parameters in the ABAP and Java systems. You will also get an overview of the status of transport orders and support packages. You can also track changes to the configurations of the attached systems in the CCDB. You can also graphically evaluate these changes via an end-to-end analysis in SAP BW; contains information on the number of changes per system, the type of changes and the modification date.
Which challenges cannot be solved with authorization tools alone?
The report PRGN_COMPRESS_TIMES provides a remedy. You can call it directly or in the edit mode of a PFCG role in the PFCG transaction via Tools > Optimise User Mapping.
The requirements in the third example to filter the Post Journal Display (transaction FAGLL03) can be implemented using the BAdIs FAGL_ITEMS_CH_DATA. Depending on the permissions granted, certain items or documents should be excluded from display. You can see the definition of BAdIs through the SE18 transaction, and in the SE19 transaction you create an implementation of the BAdIs in the Customer Name Room.
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.
In the SAP system, you can create derived roles for specific fields in authorization objects.
This serves to protect your entire IT system landscape and should be carried out periodically.