Customising User and Permissions Management
Restrict Application Server Login
When using encryption mechanisms, be sure to prevent access to the personal security environment (PSE) files in the server's file system and database. To do this, create your own table permission group for the SSF_PSE_D table and restrict programmes from accessing the
/sec directory in the file system. For details on securing key tables, see SAP Note 1485029.
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.
Use table editing authorization objects
When your selection is complete, just exit the image with the green button. You will now arrive at the Details Selector screen, where you can select the selection fields and the output fields (the List Field Selector and Selection Fields tabs) of your table combination. We select the authorization objects and values as selection and the role name, and the user as output fields. Done! Now the query can be started with the Run button. In the background, the system creates a programme that builds the join. As a result, a selection screen appears. Enter"S_TCODE"as object and"SCC4"as field value (we only have one field for this object). When you click Run, all users and the triggers are output to you.
A note box in which data of all kinds can be quickly filed and retrieved. This is what Scribble Papers promises. At first, the program looks very spartan. But once a small structure is in place, you realise the great flexibility of this little helper.
In particular, you can derive valuable information about customer transactions, since experience has shown that not all transactions are used. In this context, it is important to mention that you should only use the usage data logged and extracted from the SAP system for the optimisation of SAP role concepts. This information may only be used with the involvement of a co-determination body of your organisation, since this information can of course also be derived from individual users for performance control purposes. However, experience has shown that the use of these data with an early involvement of the institutions of codetermination and the definition of earmarks is uncritical.
Assigning a role for a limited period of time is done in seconds with "Shortcut for SAP systems" and allows you to quickly continue your go-live.
If the password is set by the administrator, it will get Initial status and must be set by the user at login again to get Productive status.
There is no choice for the Java stack; here the J2EE authorization mechanism must be used.