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How to manage authorization technic in case that user uses other company authorization?

Dear all,

we have situation like below.

there are 2 kinds of company(we call it intercompany process)

A company is selling oversee office and B company is HQ that is making product.

Oversee user creates P/O to buy product from B comany and then oversee user simulates B company sales order simulation function to get P/O price.

to do so, A company user needs B company authorization related to Sales order creation, change and display.

the thing is oversee user have B company authorization. there is a chance to change B company order.

in this situaion, we want to use dynamic authorization technic. as i know, some people uses specific coding using SAP ID only for working limited.

is there any method?

thanks in advance,


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  • Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 07:33 AM


    Discuss with your Basis team. There are standard objects which they can use for authorization to users in this scenario



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  • Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Moved from SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) to Security

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    • Former Member

      Hi Lakshmipathi as per the situation i undestand user need authorisation of both A & B for PO Create,change and display.If SOD permits we can create a role permiting both the company codes orselse we can go with FF concept.

  • Posted on Jan 05, 2015 at 03:55 AM

    Hi Doosan,

    There is a concept called Reference user in SAP which provides access temporarily to the user.

    For instance user A has access (X+Y) and user B has access to Z.Now in a situation user A needs access Z for temporary period.Then User A has been assigned with Reference user B for that access Z for a particular period,it can be a for a day only.So automatically when the validity expires the extra access also get expires and you need not modify User A Authorizations.

    So for your case you can segregate other company access in a different Role and assign it to the Reference user B and assign it to User A for certain period,which helps User A to have extra access dynamically during runtime for that particular transaction for that particular period.

    Hope this helps for your scenario.



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    • Former Member Pradeep Agarwal

      Yep, the reference user concept is very nifty and if effectively a "composite authorization" represented by a user ID which encompasses the additional authorizations. Particularly useful for temporary access or common auths without overloading the user buffer, as you state.

      My understanding of the question is that the access should however be permanent - the use of the word dynamic was the expectation to fill the authorization field value at run time. That will not work.

      The easiest solution is two roles with different ACTVT for the different sets of org.levels affecting POs. Whether the second role is assigned via reference user or directly does not matter in that case.



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