SAP Security Concepts
The Three Lines of Defense model is used to systematically approach risks that may arise in companies. It integrates operational controls as well as risk management, information security, and internal auditing. It can be used to assess and classify the risks arising from SAP authorizations. The monitoring of risks is incorporated into the processes, so that there is constant control by various bodies. This reduces the risks considerably and ensures a clean authorization assignment.
If the ID is maintained for all affected clients, there is no longer a risk that the six digits used from the fifth position of the generated profile name will be the same. For more information on how to handle generated profiles in complex system landscapes, see Tip 54, "Managing Generated Profile Names in Complex System Landscapes.".
This start authorization check is delivered inactive. To use it, you must activate it. After activation, you can use authorizations to control which Web Dynpro ABAP applications users are allowed to run. For the start authorization check of Web Dynpro ABAP applications, the system uses the authorization object S_START in the same way as the authorization object S_TCODE for transactions. The object has the fields AUTHPGMID, AUTHOBJTYP and AUTHOBJNAM, which correspond to the key fields PGMID, OBJECT and OBJ_NAME of the object catalog (table TADIR). So, during the start authorization check, the Web Dynpro ABAP runtime checks the key of the object catalog entry for the Web Dynpro ABAP application.
By adding certain SAP standard reports and the user information system ("SUIM"), you can quickly identify security-relevant issues and correct any errors. This improves basic management of your existing security concept and protects you against external and internal intrusions. If you need help with your system analysis, please feel free to contact us. Xiting offers you a wide range of services related to SAP Security. Above all, our proprietary security tool, the Xiting Authorizations Management Suite, or XAMS for short, allows you to build a new role concept based on your usage data and even generate a revision-compliant security concept at the push of a button. Why not see for yourself and join one of our many different webinars.
During go-live, the assignment of necessary authorizations is particularly time-critical. The "Shortcut for SAP systems" application provides functions for this purpose, so that the go-live does not get bogged down because of missing authorizations.
However, this may often be necessary in the context of the maintenance of permissions, for example if you want to use entries from other roles.
You can also find some useful tips from practice on the subject of SAP authorizations on the page www.sap-corner.de.
We therefore present three possible approaches: 1) Approach to custom development 2) Automated mass maintenance using the Business Role Management component 3) Use of a pilot note that allows a report for mass update of organisational values in rolls (currently available to selected customers) (BRM) from SAP Access Control.