Use system recommendations to introduce security
To support the safe operation of SAP systems, SAP offers a whole portfolio of services. We present the security services offered by SAP Active Global Support (AGS). The security of an SAP system in operation depends on many factors. There are several security features in the SAP standard, such as user management, authentication and encryption capabilities, web service security features, and the various authorisation concepts. Vulnerabilities in the standard software are also regularly fixed in SAP notes and support packages. You are responsible for the safe operation of your SAP system landscapes; so you need to incorporate these features and fixes into your systems. The AGS Security Services support you by bundling the experiences of the AGS into consolidated best practices. We introduce these services and describe how they help you gain an overview of the security of your operational concept.
It should be noted, however, that the system writes all authorization errors of the user into the memory area of SU53. I.e. if there is a so-called double hit, i.e. several authorization errors occur, only the last error is always in this area. I prefer to have the user run the transaction until the error message "No authorization...", then use the menu to display the error, and send me a screen shot of the first page of output. This way I avoid that the user creates another authorization error when calling transaction SU53, which covers the original one. As a user administrator or role administrator, you can also call SU53 yourself and display the error entry of another user via the menu. However, this does not always work.
CREATE_EMAIL_CONTENT: The example implementation of this method generates the e-mail content. The user ID, the relevant system and the initial password are listed for each user. When the method is called in the Central User Management (ZBV), all initial passwords associated with the system in which the password was reset are listed. You should adapt the content of the e-mail to your requirements.
If you manage your SAP system landscape via the Central User Administration (ZBV), you must insert SAP Note 1663177 into both the ZBV system and all attached subsidiary systems. In this case, also note that the default user group will be assigned in the daughter systems if no user group has been distributed during the user's installation from the ZBV. In addition, you will receive an error message in the SCUL transaction stating that a user group must be assigned to the user (via the ZBV headquarters). This behaviour is independent of the settings of the distribution parameters for the user group in the SCUM transaction. If you have set the distribution parameters for the user group to Global or Redistribution, the appropriate subsidiary system will reject the changes made to users that do not have a user group in the Central System, and you will receive an error message in the SCUL transaction.
"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.
Understanding the structure and functioning of the system is especially important for IT administration. It is not for nothing that "SAP Basis Administrator" is a separate professional field. On the page www.sap-corner.de you will find useful information on this topic.
Using the authorization object F_FICO_AIN, companies can define whether and how individual conditions are to be checked when processing in the BAPI channel depending on the defined authorization fields and their characteristics.
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