What You Need to Know About SAP CRM 2007 Security Concepts

  • by Katrina Burke, Senior CRM Consultant, SAP Australia
  • July 15, 2008
Learn about the new security concepts within the SAP CRM 2007 WebClient UI, such as new tools to use in conjunction with the Profile Generator, including the use of the Business Role and Navigation Bar. Also find out about the method you can use to determine a user’s Business Role.
Key Concept

The release of SAP CRM 2007 introduces a new authorization concept to complement standard SAP CRM security profiles. With the introduction of SAP CRM 2006s/2007, transactions have been replaced with Business Roles that link users into components. It is these components that now need to be secured.

The release of SAP CRM 2006s/2007 introduces a new Web-based user interface (UI). This milestone provides a new method for navigation and personalization that you can tailor for your users based on their roles in their businesses. If you have been the team member charged with setting up security profiles in the past, you may be somewhat overwhelmed with the new UI. Transactions no longer exist. You may now be asking yourself “How do I secure CRM functionality without using transactions?”

The good news is that the knowledge you already have about setting up security profiles is very valuable. Securing SAP CRM 2006s/2007 is simply a case of adding a few more tools to your “bag of tricks.” Through the use of the Navigation Bar, Business Role, and a new profile generation tool, you can have your users up and running in no time.

Katrina Burke

Is a senior CRM consultant at SAP Australia. Working as an SAP consultant for 13 years, initially Katrina was entrenched in ABAP and SAPScript. In later projects in both Asia and Europe, Katrina worked as a development manager and HR Payroll consultant. Most recently Katrina has been working at SAP as a CRM consultant specializing in business partner, marketing, and opportunity management. In her current CRM consulting role, she has been working with SAP CRM 2006s.

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