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An essential aspect in the risk assessment of a development system is the type of data available there. Normally, at least a 3-system landscape is used (development, test and production system). One of the purposes of this is to ensure that (possibly external) developers do not have access to productive or production-related data. Since developers with the required developer authorizations have access to all data in all clients of the system concerned, there should be no production-related data in a development system. Even a division into a development and a test client (with the sensitive data) within the system does not protect against unauthorized data access for the reasons mentioned above. In the following, it is assumed that no production-related data exists on the development system. Otherwise, extended authorization checks must be carried out in the modules and access to production-related data must be approved beforehand with respect to the production system by the respective data owners. Since developers, as described, have quasi full authorization through their developer rights, revoking the authorizations listed below can raise the inhibition threshold for performing unauthorized activities, but ultimately cannot prevent them.

The function block was obviously not intended for this use, but our procedure does not affect the programme process and we are not aware of any limitations resulting from this use. You can also apply this procedure to other BTEs that pass data in a similar form. However, you should always exercise caution and check whether the application has already created sum records or whether there are other dependencies. Finally, you will need to create a product you have developed (you can define the name yourself) in the FIBF transaction and assign it to Business Transaction Event 1650 along with the customer's own function block, as shown in the following figure. A custom product may include several enhancements. It forms a logical bracket around the extensions and thus provides a better overview. In addition, it allows for a targeted activation or deactivation of the implementations.
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A troublesome scenario you're probably familiar with: You will soon be going live with a new business process and must now derive your roles in 97 accounting circles. Here eCATT can make your life easier. It's time again: If you don't have anyone in your department who likes to press the Copy button for several hours in the PFCG transaction, replace the Derive shortcut, and then customise the Organisation Levels (Origen) in the new roles on the Permissions tab (repeatedly connected to memory), the job will hang on you. Because there is hardly anything more boring, at the latest after one hour the first errors creep in. Whenever you have to roll out new roles, for example for your new premium business, to all your divisions, plants, etc. , the creation of the derived roles is tedious - because SAP does not offer smart mass maintenance.

The basic idea of the approach described below is to evaluate the previous usage behaviour (reverse engineering) for the definition of the required permissions. In the first step, you configure the retention time of usage data, because each SAP system logs the calls to bootable applications. This way, not only the user, at what time, what transaction, but also the user, which function block was called. These data are then condensed into daily, weekly and monthly aggregates and stored for a specified period. This statistical usage data is originally intended for performance analysis; You can also use them to determine the permissions you need. We described the configuration of the retention time of the statistical usage data in Tip 26, "Use usage data for role definition". Please also refer to our explanations on the involvement of your organisation's co-determination body in the storage and use of the statistical usage data. In addition to the settings described in Tip 26, you should also adjust the retention time for the RFC Client Profile (WO), RFC Client Destination Profile (WP), RFC Server Profile (WQ), and RFC Server Destination Profile (WR) task types using the SWNCCOLLPARREO Care View.

Assigning a role for a limited period of time is done in seconds with "Shortcut for SAP systems" and allows you to quickly continue your go-live.

The assignment of the SAP_ALL profile is not required for the operation of an SAP system; therefore, a yellow icon will appear for the first check once a user has assigned the profile.

The website offers a lot of useful information about SAP authorizations.

Authorizations are no longer made available to the user via "transaction entries" in the menu of a role.
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