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What are SAP authorizations?
Permissions checks
Before you can start upgrading the suggestion values and roles, you need to consider a few things. SAP Note 1539556 lists all questions and answers about the administration of proposed values. Already at the start of the transaction SU25 you will be alerted in a pop-up window to the SAP notice 440231 (upgrade preparation for the profile generator). This note provides information on recommended revisions for certain SAP base versions and recommendations for additional guidance, which are listed in the Annexe.

The filter setting in transaction SM19 determines which events should be logged. In addition, you must activate the Security Audit Log via the profile parameters in the transaction RZ11 and make technical settings. For an overview of the profile parameters for the Security Audit Log, see the following table. The values specified in the table are a suggestion, but not the default values. The Security Audit Log is not fully configured until both the profile parameters and an active filter profile have been maintained. Note that the Security Audit Log has two configuration options: static and dynamic configuration. Static configuration stores filter settings persistent in the database; they are only applied on a system boot. The filter settings are used as the current configuration for each subsequent startup and should therefore always be maintained. The dynamic configuration allows you to change the settings in the running mode. The dynamic configuration is used when settings need to be adjusted temporarily. Here you can change all filter settings, but not the number of existing filters. Dynamic configuration will remain active until the next boot.
Rebuilding the authorization concept
SAP's FI module is one of the most common in the SAP world and covers all business processes in the area of finance and accounting. The processes that run through this module are used for double-entry bookkeeping and recording of documents in the required accounts. It also establishes the associated profit determination for external and internal purposes.

Now maintain the permissions and organisation levels. If possible, use organisational level values in the note, which you can find well in other numbers later on, i.e. about 9999 or 1234. After generating and saving the role, you will be returned to eCATT. There you will be asked if you want to accept the data and confirm with Yes. You have now successfully recorded the blueprint. Now the slightly trickier part follows: The identification of the values to be changed at mass execution. In the editor of your test configuration, the record you created is located at the bottom of the text box. We can now execute the test script en masse with any input. We need a test configuration for this. In the example Z_ROLLOUT_STAMMDATEN, enter a corresponding name and click the Create Object button. On the Attribute tab, specify a general description and component. On the Configuration tab, select the test script you created earlier in the corresponding field. Then click the Variants tab. The variants are the input in our script. Since we do not know the format in which eCATT needs the input values, it is helpful to download it first. To do this, select External Variants/Path and click Download Variants. A text file is now created under the appropriate path, containing the desired format with the input parameters. Open the data with Microsoft Excel and set your target value list. To do so, delete the line *ECATTDEFAULT. In the VARIANT column, you can simply use a sequential numbering. Save the file in text format, not in any Excel format.

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You can find them in the AREA field of the ENLFDIR table.

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As long as no user group is associated with the user, permissions for any user group will be sufficient.
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