SAP Basis operations manage the IT underlying the SAP system. In addition, the operation ensures the maintenance and availability of business processes. Various tools can be used for this purpose, which take over the maintenance, servicing, configuration and monitoring of the SAP system. Basis operation is the prerequisite for ensuring that the SAP system is fully operational and covers the business processes well.
The operator is now responsible for ensuring smooth and safe operation in the SAP environment. It has a basic understanding of the infrastructure and is well connected within the IT departments. For his daily work he uses suitable tools (e.g. monitoring tools), in which he is trained and trained. In the future, the focus will be on reactive activities such as monitoring systems and processing notifications. The operator acts as a customer of SME-expression standardisation and automation as well as the SME-expression-solution manager. Also, the operational aspects of this role are suitable for outsourcing. However, the accountable parts remain in the company.
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An important area of SAP Security is the analysis of the customer's own SAP programs, which are classically written in the proprietary SAP language ABAP. Here, too, as in all programming languages, security vulnerabilities can be programmed - whether consciously or unconsciously. However, the patterns of security vulnerabilities in ABAP code differ from those in Java stacks or Windows programs. The goal of these conventional programs is usually to either crash the program (buffer overflow) or to artificially execute the program's own code (code injection). Both is not possible in ABAP, since a crash of a process causes nothing else than the creation of an entry in the log database (Dump ST22) and a subsequent termination of the report with return to the menu starting point. So a direct manipulation as in other high level languages or servers is not possible. However, there are other manipulation possibilities.
This possibility is particularly advantageous when it is a new topic and there is not yet a lot of know-how in the company. Instead of buying an expensive coach to teach employees the basics of a new topic, this means that the knowledge can be made available more cheaply and in a longer term, for example, through an online course.
For administrators, a useful product - "Shortcut for SAP Systems" - is available in the SAP basis area.
A useful definition of thresholds, for example on the basis of historical system behaviour, must also be defined for monitoring.
To store all the information on the subject of SAP - and others - in a knowledge database, Scribble Papers is suitable.
In order to use Enterprise Search (also embedded search) in this case, you need the TREX admin tool.