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Challenges in authorization management
In order to perform an operation in the SAP system, several authorizations may be required. The resulting interrelationships can become very complex. In order to nevertheless offer a procedure that is manageable and easy to handle, the SAP authorization concept was implemented on the basis of authorization objects. Several system elements to be protected form an authorization object.

Thanks to the new feature provided with the Support Package mentioned in SAP Note 1847663, it is possible to use trace data from the privilege trace in the SU24 transaction for suggestion value maintenance. The system trace that you can call through the ST01 transaction or the STAUTHTRACE transaction (see also Tip 31, "Optimise Trace Evaluation") is a short-term, client-dependent trace that you can restrict to users or applications.
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You can use your own authorization objects to develop permission checks to authorise your custom applications or extend default permissions. So far, the maintenance of the authorization objects has been very unmanageable. Authorization objects can be displayed and recreated in the transaction SU21. Creating authorization objects over this transaction has not been very user-friendly. If the input was not done correctly, the dialogue was sometimes not transparent and confusing for the user. The same was true for storing a authorization object. Several pop-up windows indicate further care activities. Another problem is that the proof of use of the authorization object is limited to finding implementations of the authorization object. However, authorization objects are also used in other places, such as suggestion value maintenance and permission maintenance. Another problem is the use of namespaces. For SAPartner who want to maintain their permission checks in their namespaces, the classic name rooms, starting with J, are used up.

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The Three Lines of Defense model is used to systematically approach risks that may arise in companies. It integrates operational controls as well as risk management, information security, and internal auditing. It can be used to assess and classify the risks arising from SAP authorizations. The monitoring of risks is incorporated into the processes, so that there is constant control by various bodies. This reduces the risks considerably and ensures a clean authorization assignment.

For the assignment of existing roles, regular authorization workflows require a certain minimum of turnaround time, and not every approver is available at every go-live. With "Shortcut for SAP systems" you have options to assign urgently needed authorizations anyway and to additionally secure your go-live.

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