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User and authorization management
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You can greatly facilitate the maintenance of permissions in controlling by defining the RESPAREA field as the organisational level, and thus using your cost centre and profit centre hierarchies. In the SAP system, you can define cost centre hierarchies and profit centre hierarchies. For example, they can map the expiration organisation or a matrix organisation in your company. To facilitate the mapping of permissions for the controlling reports, you can grant permissions to nodes in those hierarchies. You can do this by assigning permissions through the RESPAREA field, which is used in certain authorization objects in the controlling. We would like to facilitate the creation of roles for these permissions by explaining to you which activities are necessary in advance to define the RESPAREA field as an organisational level.

If you do not encrypt communication between the client and the application servers, it is surprisingly easy for a third party to catch the username and password. Therefore, make sure you encrypt this interface! There is often uncertainty as to whether the password in SAP systems is encrypted by default and whether there is encryption during communication between the client and application servers by default. This ignorance can lead to fatal security vulnerabilities in your system landscape. We would therefore like to explain at this point how you can secure the passwords in your system and protect yourself against a pick-up of the passwords during transmission.
Goal of an authorization concept
The applications (transactions, Web-Dynpro applications, RFC building blocks, or Web services) are detected through their startup permissions checks (S_TCODE, S_START, S_RFC, S_SERVICE) and can be placed in the role menu of your role. In your role, go to the Menu tab and import these applications by clicking Apply Menus and selecting Import from Trace. A new window will open. Here you can evaluate the trace and view all recognised applications in the right window. To do this, click the Evaluate Trace button and select System Trace (ST01) > Local. In a new System Trace window, you can specify the evaluation criteria for the trace, such as the user using the Trace field only for users or the time period over which to record. Then click Evaluate.

You noticed that the maintenance status of the permissions in PFCG roles changes when you maintain, change, or manually add authorization objects? Find out what the permission status is. When deleting or adding transactions in the role menu of PFCG roles, the respective permissions in the PFCG role have the Maintenance Status Standard. Add or change the permissions, the Maintenance Status changes to either Care or Changed. You may have seen the Maintenance Status Manual before. What are the background to this maintenance status and what do they actually say?

"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.

Alternatively, you can enable the check for activity 50 (Move) of the S_USER_GRP authorization object.

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This way, not only the user, at what time, what transaction, but also the user, which function block was called.
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