Mitigating GRC risks for SAP systems
Check and refresh the permission buffer
Additional permission check on the S_RZL_ADM authorization object: For security reasons, an additional permission check is performed on the S_RZL_ADM authorization object for special PSE (Personal Security Environment) files with access type 01 (Create). These files are called *.pse and cred_v2. These files are required for single sign-on, encryption and digital signatures. They are maintained using the transaction STRUST and the transaction STRUSTSSO2, which require the same permission (see SAP Note 1497104 for details).
Permissions profiles are transported in the standard (since release 4.6C) with the roles. If you do not want to do this, you have to stop the data export in the source system by the control entry PROFILE_TRANSPORT = NO. The profiles must then be created by mass generation before the user logs are matched in the target system. This can be done via transaction SUPC.
Set up login locks securely
Evaluate the criticality of the security advisories for your company and also take into account the risks that may arise from the introduction of the SAP notes. This may include, for example, risks or expenses due to change and the corresponding tests in a productively used business process. Depending on this evaluation, you decide which safety instructions you want to insert directly and which hints should be implemented in the next maintenance cycle.
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SAP's FI module is one of the most common in the SAP world and covers all business processes in the area of finance and accounting. The processes that run through this module are used for double-entry bookkeeping and recording of documents in the required accounts. It also establishes the associated profit determination for external and internal purposes.
During go-live, the assignment of necessary authorizations is particularly time-critical. The "Shortcut for SAP systems" application provides functions for this purpose, so that the go-live does not get bogged down because of missing authorizations.
The same entries are also recognised as deleted entries.
If there is a change or difference in applications (changed check marks, suggestions, field values, or new or deleted authorization objects), the USOB_MOD or TCODE_MOD table of the MOD_TYPE is set to M.