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Audit Information System Cockpit
Since at least developers in the development system have quasi full authorizations, as mentioned above, concrete access to a critical RFC connection can therefore not be revoked. Since RFC interfaces are defined for the entire system, they can be used from any client of the start system. Existing interfaces can be read out via the RFCDES table in the start (development) system.

You will find all the user favourites of a system in the SMEN_BUFFC table; additionally there is the table SMEN_BUFFI, in which the links from the favourite lists are stored. You can simply export this table to Microsoft Excel and then evaluate it. At this point, however, we would like to point out that you may not evaluate the favourites without prior consultation with the users, because the stored favourites are user-related and therefore personal data. The SMEN_BUFFC table contains various fields that determine the structure of the placed favourites. For example, you can create folders in your favourites to sort them. This folder structure can also be found in the SMEN_BUFFC table. However, the entries themselves that you will find in the REPORT field are important for the re-creation of a permission concept. The REPORTTYPE field tells you whether the entry in question is, for example, a transaction or a Web-Dynpro application. In the TEXT field, if required, you will find the description of the favourite entry. In addition, you should also pay attention to the TARGET_SYS field, since favourites can also be entered for other systems, in this case an RFC target system is entered under TARGET_SYS.
Define a user group as mandatory field in the user root
The data that is regulated by the structural authorizations must be hierarchically structured in one of the personnel development components. This could be Organizational Management or Personnel Development, for example. Access can thus be regulated relative to the root object within the hierarchical structure.

In many distributed organisations, the Profit Centre is used to map out the distributed units. However, this was only possible for FI with additional programming. In integrated data flows in SAP ERP, the sending application usually does not check the authorization objects of the receiving application. Financial Accounting (FI) in SAP does not check permissions for cost centres and profit centres. However, depending on the case of use, this may be necessary, e.g. if distributed entities are to operate as small enterprises within the enterprise and only collect and view data for this particular unit at a time. With the introduction of the new general ledger, SAP has technically merged the financial accounting and the profit centre account, so that the question of the inclusion of profit centre allowances in FIs becomes even more important.

Authorizations can also be assigned via "Shortcut for SAP systems".

Finally, you could use the transaction COAT (see SAP Note 1089923) to assign additional attributes to your own tables and reports, for example.

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

SAP queries can facilitate this task.
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