Authorization object documentation
Ensure that permission checks are performed when reference users are assigned. The checks are performed on the permissions associated with the roles and profiles assigned to the reference user. These eligibility tests are also a novelty, which is supplemented by SAP Note 513694.
To define the proposed values for the new transaction, use the transaction SU24_S_TABU_NAM. In the selection mask, you can either enter your new Z transaction, or you can enter the SE16 transaction in the Called TA search box. This will search for all parameter transactions that use the SE16 transaction. In the result list, you will find all parameter transactions that use the SE16 transaction as the calling transaction. The last two columns indicate whether the S_TABU_DIS or S_TABU_NAM authorization objects have suggestion values maintained in the SU24 transaction.
Lack of definition of an internal control system (ICS)
In the foreground, important SAP reports on the subject of role and authorization administration were presented. Since these and the entire SAP system are known to be based on ABAP coding, the analysis of the source code is just as important, especially when using in-house developments. These in-house developments often present serious security vulnerabilities because they have insufficient authorization checks in the coding. To search for explicit strings and to categorize the in-house developments accordingly, the report RS_ABAP_SOURCE_SCAN can be used. This allows existing programs in the backend to be explicitly checked for specific check patterns by the authorization administrator and any errors to be corrected by the relevant developers. Authorization-relevant check patterns for such a scan are, for example, "AUTHORITY-CHECK" or SQL statements such as SELECT, UPDATE or DELETE. The former checks whether authorization checks are present in the source code at all. The check for Open SQL patterns analyzes the code structure for direct SELECT, MODIFY or INSERT statements that must be avoided or protected on the authorization side. The best practice measure in this case is to use SAP BAPIs. The preventive best practice would be to involve developers and authorization administrators equally during the conceptual design of the custom development.
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As an SAP SuccessFactors implementation partner, we are often confronted with complex authorization constellations. For sure: If a consulting company does not implement a process first and the "framework" is missing as a result, the existing SAP authorizations must be analyzed retrospectively and the underlying concept must be understood. Only then can the new process be meaningfully inserted into the authorization concept.
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If possible, use organisational level values in the note, which you can find well in other numbers later on, i.e. about 9999 or 1234.
When using a common standard solution (e.g. SAP Access Control), a corresponding maintenance view is usually offered.