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Difference between Role and Profile

Hi,

Can anybody give exact difference between Role and Profile.

Regards,

Sudhakar Manoharan

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    Former Member
    Jan 21, 2008 at 07:22 AM

    Hi Sudhakar,

    There are lot of posts in Security forum for differences between Role and Profile

    Please refer the below links:

    difference-between-profile-and-role

    difference-between-role-profile

    Regards

    Ravi

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      Hi Ravi,

      A role is a grouping of privileges, which can be assigned to SAP users, user groups, or other roles. The SAP database system supports different roles. A user that creates a role becomes its owner. In general, roles contain the logic which is used to generate profiles. The logic in roles includes transactions and user assignments making it the starting point for setting up and maintaining authorizations. Role resembles a job description such as sales representative, accountant, treasurer

      Profile: Profiles are assigned to users in the user master record, profiles could represent a simple job position, profiles contain authorization and authorization objects

      The basic difference is that the roles contain the "profile" and "user master data"

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Rajesh

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    Former Member
    Feb 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    In case of role,we assign various transaction,reports ,menu etc but in profile we assign various authorization.In a single profile we can have maximum of 150  authorization.

    During creation of Role through PFCG,profile are manually or automatically generated and are assigned to role and further role are assigned to user master record with the help of SU01.So we can say that role acts as a wrapper to profile.

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    Message was edited by: Juan Reyes

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