Extending Position-Based Security Automation to the SAP NetWeaver Portal

  • by Eric Wood, SAP ERP HCM/SuccessFactors Solution Architect, Presence of IT
  • February 18, 2013
Learn how to greatly reduce security administration effort around the SAP Netweaver Portal.  See how to effectively and easily leverage your existing SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) security roles and your organizational structure in the management of your SAP NetWeaver Portal security while minimizing your workload.

Administering authorizations on the SAP NetWeaver Portal is typically an additional layer of security that requires another level of effort for security administrators maintaining it. Managing proper access across users in the SAP back end (SAP ERP Central Component [SAP ECC]) and the SAP NetWeaver Portal can be very time consuming. Ensuring that users have the correct access assigned to them as they move around in the organizational structure can be a challenge.

Position-based security in the SAP system allows security roles to be assigned to organizational objects (organizational units, jobs, or positions) and inherited by users automatically. This can greatly reduce security administration tasks in the SAP back end, but what about SAP NetWeaver Portal? The portal typically presents additional challenges, but if you are already leveraging position-based security, you can extend this security inheritance by following the steps outlined below.

Eric Wood

Eric Wood is an SAP ERP HCM/SuccessFactors Solution Architect at Presence of IT.  He has 11 years of experience in corporate and consulting roles, focused on the strategy and development of HRIS solutions, specifically SAP ERP HCM. Eric has worked across a range of HR modules, both on-premise and in the cloud, for clients across various industries while based in the United States and Australia.  Eric is also a frequent conference speaker at SAP conferences in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Singapore.

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