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Authorizations in SAP systems: what admins should look out for
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.

The general SAP authorizations are used most often and for many things they are sufficient. For example, if only the HR department has access to the SAP HCM system. However, if other users come onto the system and you only want to allow them access to a limited number of personnel, then in the case of the general authorizations you have to deal with the organization key of infotype 1 (VSDK1), which must be hard-coded into the authorization roles. If ESS/MSS or Manager Desktop etc. now come into play, however, this means a large number of authorization roles, namely a separate one for each manager. This makes maintenance and servicing very time-consuming and your authorization concept becomes opaque, which in turn brings the much-quoted auditor onto the scene.
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The authorization objects are attached by analogy to the forecast and item-based reports. The authorization objects of the item-based reports are checked in addition to the authorization objects for the information system when the report is selected. There is a trick in maintaining the CO-PA-specific authorization objects, because a once selected result area is set for the entire session of your login. This is of course hindering the maintenance of authorization objects for different result areas. Therefore, simply change the result area in the Customising window using the following path: Controlling > Income and market segment accounting > Structures > Set result area.

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

You can use the BAdI SMIME_EMAIL of the SMIME extension spot and implement the CERTIFICATE_RETRIEVAL and CERTIFICATE_SELECTION methods according to your requirements. This BAdI is called whenever an encrypted e-mail is sent. An extension allows you to search for a valid certificate at run time (for example, the one with the longest validity) to the recipient's email address in a source you defined. In the default implementation, the BAdI searches for the certificate in the Trust Manager's address book. For details on the availability of BAdIs, see SAP Note 1835509.

Secure your go-live additionally with "Shortcut for SAP systems". You can assign necessary SAP authorizations quickly and easily directly in the system.

You can use authorization objects to restrict access to tables or their content through transactions, such as SE16 or SM30.

The freeware Scribble Papers is a "note box" in which all kinds of data can be stored. It takes in typed texts as well as graphics and entire documents. The data is then organised in folders and pages.

The filters are defined in the STUSOBTRACE transaction (see SAP Note 1847663).
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