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Reg: Background job user change

Hi All ,

Background jobs are cancelled due to user locked ( user left the organization). So that can i change user names as background user. if yes could you please give inputs.

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    May 10 at 06:51 PM

    Hello Raju,

    It is not a good practice to change normal dialog user names to background user due to following reasons -

    1) Mostly in organization, standard practice is to create separate background user with system user type.

    2) The naming convention of dialog and background users will be different (depends on organization practice).

    3) Background users have separate and limited roles, whereas dialog user will have more access.

    4) If you try to convert dialog user to system user, you purpose will be fulfilled and job will run successfully in one system. But in other system it might get failed as job is scheduled with other user (may be other dialog user or system user). So it is advisable to have separate background user in each environment maintaining similar roles and authorization.

    5) Question will be raised by security & compliance team, if your systems are getting audited.

    Recommendation: ABAP Step user of any job should be system user (background user). It should not be a dialog user. You have to hassle once to make this changes but your job won't fail anytime in future.


    Dennis Padia

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