Correct settings of the essential parameters
Security within the development system
In general, we recommend you to use strong encryption mechanisms and to switch most users to an SSO login. You should then delete the hash values of the user passwords as described above. For release-dependent information on SNC client encryption, see SAP Note 1643878.
As in other systems, user maintenance and role/profile assignment must be restricted to the group of user administrators. In contrast to the previous systems, however, roles and profiles are maintained here, so that appropriate rights must be assigned to the role/profile administrators.
User & Authorization Management with SIVIS as a Service
The user administration process, i.e. user creation, modification and deactivation, should on the one hand be available in written documented form, either as a separate document or as part of the authorization concept documented in writing, and on the other hand also be carried out in accordance with the documentation. Therefore, a reconciliation should be performed on two levels: on the one hand, it should be ensured that the documentation is up to date and, on the other hand, it should be checked whether the process was also followed in the fiscal year to be audited. Possible deviations should already be prepared argumentatively, special cases can always occur that deviate from the actual process. However, these should be documented in a comprehensible manner so that an external auditor, such as the auditor's IT auditor, can check the plausibility. All documentation should be provided with the essential information (creator, date, version, etc.) and be in a format that cannot be changed (usually PDF). Additional documentation can also be output from the ticket system, provided that the process is consistently documented via the ticket system.
If you have an older SAP NetWeaver release than 7.00 installed, only two possible values for the customising switch BNAME_RESTRICT are available after the implementation of SAP Note 1731549. The switch is NO, and you can switch it to ALL, so that the switch takes on the same functionality as in the higher releases.
If you get into the situation that authorizations are required that were not considered in the role concept, "Shortcut for SAP systems" allows you to assign the complete authorization for the respective authorization object.
It is essential to manage this access securely and to be able to provide information at any time about who has access to the data, when and in what way - and not just for the sake of the auditor.
At www.sap-corner.de you will also find a lot of useful information on the subject of SAP authorizations.
It is important to ensure that all relevant components (tile component and target assignment component(s)) are always stored in the catalog.