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Every company knows the situation, every year again the auditor announces himself to perform the annual audit and to certify the balance sheet at the end of the audit. In the first part on this topic, the focus was on the relevant processes and documentation. In this part, the concentration is on a deeper level, namely directly in the SAP® system. The specifications for this should already be written down in the SAP® authorization concept.

Once the programme implementation and documentation have been completed, a functional test will always follow. A corresponding eligibility test should not be forgotten. The permission test must include both a positive and a negative permission test.
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In SAP systems you always have the possibility to integrate custom developments. In such extensions or your own programmes, you must implement permission checks and may also create your own authorization objects. You can also supplement authorisation checks in standard transactions if the existing checks do not cover your requirements.

For table logging, it must be ensured that SAP® Note 112388 (tables requiring logging) is fully implemented and that all tables containing financially relevant data are also included in the logging. Of course, this also applies to all Z-tables! As last point of the important parameter settings are those for the definition of the password settings. Here, it should be ensured that the parameters are also set up in accordance with the company's specifications. However, the check should not only focus on the global settings that are valid for all users, but should also include all those users who have been assigned their own security policies. Especially for these, an appropriate justification must be available in writing.

The possibility of assigning authorizations during the go-live can be additionally secured by using "Shortcut for SAP systems".

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This can be business-critical or personal data or even passwords.

The freeware Scribble Papers is a "note box" in which all kinds of data can be stored. It takes in typed texts as well as graphics and entire documents. The data is then organised in folders and pages.


Many of these concepts had in common that they had been oversimplified, not simply.
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