As part of the implementation of a security patch process, you will have to evaluate many security advisories, depending on your release and support package status. In this case, you can use the RSECNOTE report or the EarlyWatch Alerts to evaluate which security information has been identified as particularly critical by SAP Active Global Support. Since March 2013, the RSECNOTE report has only been very restricted and therefore contains only a few new safety recommendations. Nevertheless, it provides good guidance for the initial resolution of security gaps.
Configuration validation gives you an overview of the homogeneity of your system landscape. Typical criteria are operating system versions, kernel patch levels, and the status of specific transport jobs or security settings. The following security settings can be monitored using configuration validation: Gateway settings, profile parameters, security notes, permissions. As part of the comparison, you can define rules that determine whether the configuration is rule-compliant or not. If the configuration meets the defined values in the rule, it will be assigned Conform status. You can then evaluate this status through reporting.
Schedule PFUD transaction on a regular basis
Manual addition of authorization objects to roles is sometimes necessary. However, the start authorizations for actions should be generated into the role exclusively via the role menu. For the following evaluations the table AGR_1251 is used, in which to the roles the authorization objects with their values are stored.
For users for which no user type has been defined in the ZBV, either the default user type of the subsidiary system or the user type defined by the local measurement programme (transaction USMM) run is reported in the Contractual User Type column. In this case, no value is reported in the Value column in the control centre. If the user type has been defined via a local run of the surveying programme and this type of user is not stored in the ZBV, you should re-import the licence data for this user from the subsidiary system into the ZBV using the transaction SCUG. If there are users in the daughter systems for which the value in the columns of the Contractual User Type and Value in ZBV Central differ, either the IDoc of the ZBV has not yet been processed, or the user type has been changed locally. In these cases, you should check what the differences are and also correct them.
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.
The profile generator guarantees that users only receive the authorizations assigned by their role.
At www.sap-corner.de you will also find a lot of useful information on the subject of SAP authorizations.
Configuration validation is a tool that allows systems to be tested against corporate or organisational requirements and regulations.