Assignment of critical authorizations and handling of critical users
SAP_NEW represents a specific permission profile that summarises the concrete permission changes between two SAP release levels. A distinction should be made between SAP's delivery of the SAP_NEW profile and the generation of an SAP_NEW role with a corresponding profile by you as a SAP customer (see also the SAP hint 1711620). Depending on the authorisation tracking procedure, the SAP_NEW permission can be assigned to any user in a development and quality assurance system immediately after the technical system upgrade. However, the goal is to assign to each user in the production environment only permissions that they need for their business operations. In the context of upgrades, the correct permissions must be determined and integrated into the corresponding permission roles.
It takes too long to read out the User and Permissions Management change notes? With a good archiving concept, you can improve performance. User and Permissions Management applications write change documents that increase significantly over time and can cause long wait times to read them. To reduce waiting times, you should archive the documents and set a logical index for key change documents. For this, however, you need a comprehensive overview of the storage locations and also of the evaluation possibilities and archiving scenarios. In the following we will show you how you can optimise the change document management of the user and permission management.
What to do when the auditor comes - Part 2: Authorizations and parameters
The SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.31 changed the way the transaction SU25 works, especially from step 2a to the automatic suggestion value matching with SAP values. Now, this compares which records have been updated using time stamps. This makes it possible to run Step 2a separately for software components installed afterwards. Another advantage is that the objects to be edited can be better identified due to the time stamp. Before SAP NetWeaver 7.31, the applications to be matched for step 2a have been registered with their base release versions, which you can see in the USOB_MOD or TCODE_MOD tables.
The case that the user buffer is not up to date is very rare. The auth/new_buffering profile parameter sets the value 4 to immediately update the permissions, i.e. changes to the user root or roles or profiles, and write them to the USRBF2 database table without requiring a new login. This value is set by default. The fact that the buffer is not up-to-date is recognised by the fact that existing permissions that are not in the buffer are marked in the transaction SU56 with the note "In the root data but not in the user buffer".
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.
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The authorisation trace is a client- and user-independent trace.
The dynamic configuration allows you to change the settings in the running mode.