What to do when the auditor comes - Part 2: Authorizations and parameters
For table logging, it must be ensured that SAP® Note 112388 (tables requiring logging) is fully implemented and that all tables containing financially relevant data are also included in the logging. Of course, this also applies to all Z-tables! As last point of the important parameter settings are those for the definition of the password settings. Here, it should be ensured that the parameters are also set up in accordance with the company's specifications. However, the check should not only focus on the global settings that are valid for all users, but should also include all those users who have been assigned their own security policies. Especially for these, an appropriate justification must be available in writing.
Are you using the result and market segment statements and need permission checks for combinations of characteristics and key figures not included in the standard? To do this, create specific authorization objects. You can define key figures and result objects (groups of characteristics) for the planning and information system in the result and market segment calculation (CO-PA). You may also want to control permissions by using these characteristics or key numbers. This cannot be reflected with the default authorization objects. Therefore, create authorization objects in the customising of the result invoice.
SAP Data Analytics
The goal of an authorization concept is to provide each user with the appropriate authorizations in the system individually for their tasks according to a previously defined rule. For this purpose, an authorization concept must be defined as the foundation for efficient authorization assignment. In this way, each employee is given system access through the role-specific assignment of authorizations according to his or her tasks. On the one hand, this protects sensitive information and, on the other, prevents damage caused by incorrect use of data.
In the course of a comprehensive protection of your system from the inside as well as from the outside it is indispensable to have a closer look especially at the SAP standard users. They have far-reaching authorizations that can cause great damage to your system if misused. It should be noted that they are very important for the operational execution of your SAP system and must not be deleted. However, since the associated standard passwords can be quickly researched, they must be changed immediately after delivery of the SAP ERP. You can perform a detailed check of these users using report RSUSRS003. It is also recommended to set certain default users inactive until they are actually used.
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The better these values are maintained, the less effort is required to maintain the PFCG roles (see figure next page).
You can call this table through the SE16 transaction.