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

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The Authorization System in SAP WAS

The authorization system of the SAP system is the general term that groups all the technical and management elements for granting access privileges to users to enforce the SAP system security.

An access privilege is permission to perform a particular operation in the SAP system. Access privileges in SAP systems are granted to users by assigning them authorizations, profiles or roles. By entering such roles and profiles in user master records, you enable users to use the system.

The main features and concepts of the SAP authorization system can be summarized as follows:

  • The authorization system is based on complex system objects with multiconditional testing of system access privileges. The authorization system ...

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