Set up login locks securely
Authorizations in SAP BW, HANA and BW/4HANA
In order to be able to use the following reports, you must not only have the appropriate authorizations, but also be aware that, depending on your SAP release or Notes, some reports are not yet or no longer available. The following reports were executed with release level 7.50.
We now want to describe the necessary settings in the sending application using the example of encrypted sending of initial passwords. To implement this requirement, you can use the BAdI BADI_IDENTITY_UPDATE. This BAdI is also only available via a support package starting from SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.31. For details on the relevant support packages, see SAP Note 1750161. To implement the BAdIs, use the transaction SE18; there you can also see the example class CL_EXM_IM_IDENTITY_UPDATE. For the BAdI BADI_ IDENTITY_UPDATE, you must implement the SAVE method to the IF_BADI_IDENTITY_UPDATE interface.
Unclear objectives and lack of definition of own security standards
You want to secure access to the application server files? Find out what the S_DATASET and S_PATH authorization objects offer, what limitations are, and what pitfalls are lurking. Access to the application server's files is protected by kernel-built permission checks, similar to how transactions and RFC function blocks are started. SAP's proposed permissions for the S_DATASET authorization object do not provide much help, and S_PATH has virtually no information, because you must activate this authorization object only by customising the SPTH table. Often the permissions to S_DATASET are too generous, the SPTH table is not well maintained and S_PATH is not used at all. Here we show you how these permissions work and how you can restrict them.
Certain permissions that are not relevant until a job step is run are checked at the time of scheduling for the specified step user. This checks whether the selected user is authorised to run the specified ABAP programme or external command. For programmes associated with a permission group, the S_PROGRAM object is checked. External commands test for the object S_LOG_COM.
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You can then proceed with role follow-up as part of the release change in the SU25 transaction (see also Tip 43, "Customise Permissions After an Upgrade").
This approach therefore requires an exact and complete configuration for each transaction that is invoked.