Get Your System Clean with Compliant User Provisioning

  • by Frank Rambo, PhD, Director, Customer Solution Adoption (CSA), EMEA
  • January 15, 2009
Audit-proof your daily user management with SAP GRC Access Control’s Compliant User Provisioning capability. Learn about its main features and see an example of how to set it up for requesting, approving, and providing access to your business target systems.
Key Concept

Auto-provisioning refers to the automatic creation or change of user IDs and their access privileges in diverse target systems. A central system component (e.g., Compliant User Provisioning) triggers the actions.

Compliant User Provisioning (CUP) streamlines your user management processes and at the same time helps you stay compliant with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley. The automated workflow helps you avoid risks such as segregation of duties (SoD) violations. It also keeps records of access approvals so that you can create reports for management and auditors.

SAP GRC Access Control prevents access and authorization risks in cross-enterprise systems through its four main product capabilities: CUP, Risk Analysis and Remediation (RAR), Enterprise Role Management (ERM), and Superuser Privilege Management (SPM). These product capabilities allow for definition, detection, and remediation of SoD and critical access risks, compliant user provisioning, and enterprise role management as well as audit-proof management of super or emergency users, respectively.

After an overview of the main concepts of the CUP application, I’ll summarize the required steps to initialize the application after its installation. Finally, I’ll show you a simple example of a three-step workflow in CUP.

Frank Rambo, PhD

Frank Rambo, PhD, is managing a team within SAP’s Customer Solution Adoption (CSA) organization working with customers in the SAP analytics area with the objective to drive adoption of new, innovative solutions. Prior to this position, he worked eight years for SAP Germany as a senior consultant focusing on SAP security and identity management. Before he joined SAP in 1999, Frank worked as a physicist in an international research team. He lives in Hamburg, Germany.

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