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Regarding Single Composite roles

What is the specific usage of Composite roles when there are single roles in place?

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  • Posted on Oct 03, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    A composite role is ''collection' of single roles. In most implementations single roles are on a 'task' level and composite roles are on a 'function' or on a ''position based level'. This improves the maintainability of the authorization concept. And it makes setup of users easier

    Examples of task based roles are:

    - 'Sales Document Maintenance'

    - Customer Master Data Maintenance

    - Sales Condition Maintainance

    - Sales Reporting

    Examples of composite roles could then be

    - 'Sales Order Clerk' (will have for example the task roles 'Sales document maintenance' and 'Sales Reporting'

    - 'Manager Sales Order Desk' (will have for example the task roles 'Sales Condition Maintenance', 'Sales Reporting

    - Master Data Manager (will have for example the task roles 'Customer Master Data Maintenance' and 'Sales Reporting')

    When you have to setup a user then you only have to assign one composite role - based on the job position of the user). Also when you for example want to add a new sales reporting transaction - you only have to add it to the task 'Sales Reporting' - All the job positions who have the correct role will get the new transaction, and you do not have to maintain 3 roles.

    Usage of composite roles requires a certain 'maturity level' of the involved organization: it already should have an idea about the job positions used and the required access of these positions

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  • Posted on Oct 03, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Hello janithra ,

    kindly follow the rules of engagement (to be found as sticky on top of this forum).

    As you have been asking a basic question which is documented well , I lock this thread.

    Next time please try to find the reply to your answer first (for instance at help sap.com 8example: search for 'composite role' returns: http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_05/helpdata/EN/42/271d24d86211d2961a0000e82de14a/frameset.htm

    thank you for your understanding.

    b.rgds, Bernhard

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