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You are using the SAP_ALL profile for interface users, and after upgrading to a new Support Package, do you get permission errors? While we cannot recommend using the SAP_ALL profile, we describe how you can resolve this problem in the short term. In newer SAP NetWeaver releases, the SAP_ALL profile no longer contains permissions for the S_RFCACL authorization object. This can lead to permission errors, such as for interface users who have the SAP_ALL profile assigned to them. Please note that we can only recommend using the SAP_ALL profile for absolute emergency users. Therefore, instead of applying this tip, you should preferably clear the permissions of your interface users. To learn how to do this, see Tip 27, "Define S_RFC permissions using usage data." However, such a cleanup of the privileges of your interface users cannot happen overnight. Therefore, we will explain how to resolve the issue in the short term.

In addition to defining permissions for external RFC access through the S_RFC authorization object, it is possible to prevent external calls to function blocks. From SAP Net-Weaver AS ABAP 7.40 there is the additional SAP Unified Connectivity (UCON) layer. It controls external access to RFC function blocks independently of users or roles and can be configured to suit your needs. All function modules that are to be executable via RFC are entered into the UCON Communication Assembly. If a function block is not stored there, the call will be blocked. UCON has been designed to minimise impact on RFC call performance. The necessary function blocks are identified in the UCON Phase Tool (transaction UCONPHTL), which constantly monitors all external RFC calls and supports an introduction of the UCON Communication Assembly. This allows calls to new function blocks (such as custom developments, support package changes) to be analysed and, if necessary, released for external access. In addition, UCON offers the possibility to review the configuration in an evaluation phase. There are approximately 40,000 RFC-enabled function blocks in an ERP system; Usually no more than a few hundred of them are used. With the use of UCON you therefore increase the security of your system.
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Repair defective field list in SU24 suggestion values: This function verifies that all the authorization objects used in the permission proposals are consistent, that is, fit to the authorization object definitions from transaction SU21. If there are no permission fields or if there are too many entries, these data will be corrected in the proposal values.

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You use Central User Management and wonder why you still need to evaluate the licence data individually in the attached systems. This does not have to be the case, because a central evaluation is possible! There are licence fees for using SAP systems, and you need SAP licence keys. The amount of your licence costs will be determined during the current operation, depending on the number of users and the features used in the SAP software. The survey programme (transaction USMM), the results of which you transmit to SAP, serves this purpose. Not only the number of users is relevant, but also their classification, the so-called user types. You assign these to the user via the transaction SU01 or the transaction SU10 (Licence Data tab). Alternatively, you can let the user inherit the user type of a reference user or classify it via an associated role. This is done by analogy when you use the Central User Administration (ZBV). So far, there has been no central evaluation of the data of all systems connected to the ZBV. Now this has changed, and we'll show you how you can use this analysis.

The possibility of assigning authorizations during the go-live can be additionally secured by using "Shortcut for SAP systems".

To do this, select a verification number or create a new audit.

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