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Authorization concept
Analyzing the quality of the authorization concept - Part 1
In order to provide user authorisation support, you often need their information. However, there is also the possibility to view missing permissions centrally for all users. If a user has a permission issue, a ticket is usually displayed at support. However, it is difficult for a support worker to understand permissions errors because they have different permissions and are often missing detailed information about the application where the permission error occurred. In practice, therefore, support staff often help themselves by asking the user to send a screenshot of the transaction SU53. Because this transaction shows the last failed permission check. In many cases, however, the information displayed there is not helpful to the permission administrator. 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. So you need the opportunity to see for yourself.

Here we present different scenarios for the process of resetting passwords. In all scenarios, the user selects the system and the client in which a password is to be reset from a web page. Only systems and clients where this user already exists and assigned a permission should be displayed. An initial password is then generated and sent to the user's email address. Only if a user lock is set by false logins, the user must be unlocked. If an administrator lock is in place, the user should be informed accordingly. Before implementing self-service, consider the password rules set in your systems and the use of security policies. Because these settings allow you to control how passwords are generated in your systems. We recommend that you read the instructions in Tips 4, "Set Password Parameters and Valid Signs for Passwords", and 5, "Define User Security Policy".
Change documents
Do you want to keep track of what changes have been made to the Central User Management configuration or the distribution parameters for the User Master's Care? You can manage the change documents centrally. The Central User Administration (ZBV) is used to create users, assign roles and distribute them to the respective subsidiary systems. For this, the ZBV has to be configured initially. These include defining the ZBV landscape, i.e. defining the central system and subsidiary systems, adjusting the distribution parameters and transferring users from the subsidiary systems to the central system. You can also configure the ZBV afterwards. For example, you can add subsidiary systems or release them from the ZBV. In the transaction, you can modify SCUM to change the field allocation properties so that fields that were originally globally distributed across the ZBVs are also locally maintainable. All this information about the changes to the ZBV configuration has not been centrally logged.

At www.sap-corner.de you will also find a lot of useful information on the subject of SAP authorizations.

The Permissions check continues again if the table in question is a client-independent table. This is done by checking the S_TABU_CLI authorization object, which decides on maintenance permissions for client-independent tables. For example, the T000 table is a table that is independent of the client and would be validated. To enable a user to maintain this table by using the SM30 transaction, you must maintain the S_TABU_CLI authorization object, in addition to the table permission group or specific table, as follows: CLIIDMAINT: X.

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An entry in the SPTH table with PATH = / is therefore misleading.
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