Make mass changes in the table log
Advantages of authorization tools
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You want to secure access to the application server files? Find out what the S_DATASET and S_PATH authorization objects offer, what limitations are, and what pitfalls are lurking. Access to the application server's files is protected by kernel-built permission checks, similar to how transactions and RFC function blocks are started. SAP's proposed permissions for the S_DATASET authorization object do not provide much help, and S_PATH has virtually no information, because you must activate this authorization object only by customising the SPTH table. Often the permissions to S_DATASET are too generous, the SPTH table is not well maintained and S_PATH is not used at all. Here we show you how these permissions work and how you can restrict them.
Authorizations in SAP systems: what admins should look out for
This advanced functionality of the transaction SU53 is delivered via a patch. Please refer to SAP Note 1671117 for more information on the required support packages and technical background. Unsuccessful permission checks are now written to a ring buffer of the application server's Shared Memories. This will allow you to view failed permission checks in Web Dynpro applications or other user interfaces, which was not previously possible. Depending on the size of the ring buffer and system usage, up to 100 failed permissions checks per user can be displayed for the last three hours. The size of the ring buffer is calculated from the number of defined work processes. By default, 100 permission checks can be saved per workprocess. You can adjust this size using the auth/su53_buffer_entries profile parameter.
Service users are used for multi-person anonymous access, such as Web services. This type of user is also dialogical, i.e. it can log on to the SAP system via SAP GUI. With a service user, multiple logins are always possible, and password modification rules do not work. This behaviour has changed with the introduction of security policy. Because previously all password rules for the service user were invalid, and now the rules for the contents of the passwords also apply to the service user (see Tip 5, "Defining User Security Policy" for details on security policy). The password of a service user always has the status Productive and can only be changed by the user administrator.
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In the customising (transaction SPRO), you create them via the following path and then select the corresponding section.
At www.sap-corner.de you will also find a lot of useful information on the subject of SAP authorizations.
Enter "Y" or "F" for filters here if you want to define a filter (see Tip 38, "Use SU22 and SU24 transactions correctly") and save your input.