In this S/4HANA Cloud Knowledge Snippet, we will be going back to basics and look at a topic that is too often considered as an after thought : Authorizations. In other words who can see and do things in your system. Whilst it is understandable that you want to go straight to the heart of the action and explore all the great features of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, I can only recommend that you give this topic its due attention – as not doing so could be prejudicial to your organization.

This snippet will begin with a introduction to the topic, explaining the authorisation concept in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and then move on to a concrete use case in the system – showing you how to create a role, maintain the authorisations that you want this user to have and then see if that user is indeed able to do what I want to do. Toward the end of the snippet I also show you some additional features that are available to you when working with roles, and in particular how to move them from your testing environment to your production landscape.

For those of you that want to jump right to a topic, I have below indicated the time markers:

Introduction to authorizations in SAP S/4HANA Cloud – how things hang together  00:45
The apps to work with to manage roles 01:30
From authorization to user and everything in between 03:00
A concrete example – Setting it up in the system 10:22
Topic round offs 36:00
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