Business Role Versioning Added in SAP Access Control 10.1

  • by Vinay Gupta, Senior Software Engineer, SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
  • July 6, 2017
Business role versioning is a functionality introduced in SAP Access Control 10.1 that enables you to have an active and a draft version of a business role. After implementing business role versioning, users can edit business roles by adding or removing new roles without affecting the active version of the business role.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • How business role versioning enables you to have an active and draft version of a business role
  • Access request (provisioning) of a business role after business role versioning
  • A new program for business role versioning
  • Activation of business role versioning for existing roles
  • Risk analysis of a business role after business role versioning
  • Affected reports after business role versioning
Key Concept
Business role versioning enables you to have two versions of a business role—an active version and a draft version. Business role versioning enables users to use an approved version of the business role in Access Request Management, Business Role Management, and Role Level Access Risk Analysis. A role that has been completed or approved by the business role owner is the active version. If the business role is not completed or is pending for approval, it is the draft version.

Business role versioning in SAP Access Control 10.1 enables you to have two versions of a business role—active and draft. The active version can be provisioned to a user and at the same time a role designer can modify (add or remove roles) business roles without affecting the active version. This feature prevents an unapproved version of a business role from being assigned to a user. 

Vinay Gupta

Vinay Gupta has a total of 10 years of experience in software development. He has worked with large IT companies, such as IBM and SAP Labs. Since 2008 he has been working at SAP Labs and involved in various phases of development and maintenance of SAP Access Control 5.3, 10.0, and 10.1. He has expertise in Business Role Management, Access Risk Analysis, Access Request, migration, and SAP authorization concepts.

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