Coordinate authorisation management in customer-owned programmes
System trace function ST01
Before you can start upgrading the suggestion values and roles, you need to consider a few things. SAP Note 1539556 lists all questions and answers about the administration of proposed values. Already at the start of the transaction SU25 you will be alerted in a pop-up window to the SAP notice 440231 (upgrade preparation for the profile generator). This note provides information on recommended revisions for certain SAP base versions and recommendations for additional guidance, which are listed in the Annexe.
The daily business of an authorization administrator includes the checks and analyses of critical authorizations and combinations in the system. The focus is on users and roles in the respective clients and system rails. The SAP standard report RSUSR008_009_NEW is suitable for this purpose. You must first create corresponding check variants and authorization values for critical authorizations or combinations either using the program itself or transaction SU_VCUSRVARCOM_CHAN. These then correspond to your internal and external security guidelines. You can then run the report with your respective check scope and the corresponding critical authorization or combination variant and check in which roles or users such violations exist. This serves to protect your entire IT system landscape and should be carried out periodically.
Lack of know-how
Over the button field maintenance also own-developed authorization fields can be created to either a certain data element is assigned or also search assistance or check tables are deposited. On RZ10.de the topic has been described in more detail including a video recording in the article "Creating Authorization Objects with SAP Transaction SU21".
The selection mask for selecting change documents in the transaction SCUH is divided into four sections: Standard selection (similar to other SUIM reports), output, selection criteria, and distribution parameters. In the default selection you have the option to specify for which model view, for which modifier (Modified by) and for which time period you want to view change documents.
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.
For details on the SAP user, see Tip 91, "Handling the default users and their initial passwords".
They fall under the customising and can only contain four characters until SAP NetWeaver 7.31 SP 2.