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Can u tell briefly regarding authrozation , roles , and profiles



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  • Posted on Jan 09, 2008 at 08:36 AM


    The SAP authorization concept protects transactions, programs, and services in SAP systems from unauthorized access. On the basis of the authorization concept, the administrator assigns authorizations to the users that determine which actions a user can execute in the SAP System.

    To access business objects or execute SAP transactions, a user requires corresponding authorizations, as business objects or transactions are protected by authorization objects. The authorizations represent instances of generic authorization objects and are defined depending on the activity and responsibilities of the employee. The authorizations are combined in an authorization profile that is associated with a role. The user administrators then assign the corresponding roles using the user master record, so that the user can use the appropriate transactions for users tasks.

    *Profile and Role*

    The profile is the group of authorizations generated for a certain role.

    When you generated a new role, the system automatically creates a profile with all authorizations necessary to that role.

    Roles is defined as a combination of Authorisations(Profiles),Menus,User Assignment,URL's etc.Roles are referred as activity groups in versions earlier than 4.6C.Roles are created in PFCG

    Profiles are generated while creating a role and consist not more than 150 Authorisations.Profiles are created in SU02.

    Kanagaraja L

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