Even if key users (department users/application support) do not have to develop their own authorization objects and cooperation with SAP Basis is always advantageous, there are often technical questions such as "Which users have authorization to evaluate a specific cost center or internal order?
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Personally, I'm a big fan of the role-based authorizations in SAP SuccessFactors and I'm glad the system has such extensive capabilities. To review your need for action in this area, I advise you to ask yourself the following questions: Do you know which users get which SAP authorizations and why? Can you explain the concept to your data protection officer? Is it easy for you to introduce a new process because you know how the authorizations work? If you have to answer "no" here (several times), I recommend you to dedicate yourself to the topic. It will make their lives easier in the future. If you need help with this, feel free to contact us!
A major advantage of SAP SuccessFactors is flexibility. Different project teams can implement and use several modules, processes or add-ons in a short time. The processes can be optimized again and again. A central basis for extensively digitized processes are structured specifications that regulate system access and control access rights. In this context, SAP offers the concept of role-based authorizations. Role-based SAP authorizations grant different groups of people different options for action and views in the system, e.g., regulate access to salary data. Role-based authorizations are flexible and facilitate global implementations of SAP SuccessFactors, e.g. in different national companies. Once implemented, roles and their authorizations can be quickly rolled out to the new region. The roles do not have to be completely reconfigured each time. Slight adjustments are all that is required.
Run the System Trace for Permissions (ST01 or STAUTHTRACE transaction) to record permission checks that you want to include in the role (see Tip 31, "Optimise Trace Evaluation"). Applications are logged through the Launch Permissions checks.
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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.
"Shortcut for SAP systems" is a tool that enables the assignment of authorizations even if the IdM system fails.
As an administrator, you can also back up failed permission checks from other users.
You can configure these filters via the SM19 transaction.