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SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Jim Keogh, Jose Hernandez, Franklin Martinez

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Overview of Security Concepts

Traditional SAP implementation projects usually considered security just as the design and realization of the authorization concept. At the application level the authorization concept (user masters, profiles, authorizations, activity groups, roles) is key to provide access to needed transactions and ensure secure access to sensitive data and as such is extremely important within the SAP security infrastructure. However, systems within mySAP Business Suite applications and SAP NetWeaver do have many other levels that could be attacked, and therefore a consistent security strategy must also consider all these other layers and components of the SAP systems.

Security can be defined from two different perspectives that ...

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