Adapting to major authorization changes in SAP Solution Manager 7.2
SAP Solution Manager is a central component for administrative tasks in implementing, operating and upgrading systems in your system landscape. The roles and authorization objects are to help us define what should the user be allowed to execute and see to accomplish their daily tasks.
SAP delivers template roles for your use, they can be used without modification, before modifying authorizations or using SAP template roles, we need to define the roles from a technical as well as functional concept for SAP Solution Manager.
Major Representative Changes came with SAP Solution Manager 7.2. We have a new LaunchPad with groups that replaced the old work centers, in order to access the LaunchPad new role is required for all users (SAP_SM_FIORI_LP_EMBEDDED), in addition specific old roles are required to execute different areas such as (*SMWORK*).
In Solution Manager 7.2 the old SOLAR GUI Documentation is replaced with new Solution Documentation application and the roles for SOLAR01, SOLAR02 are obsolete, all scenarios such as Test Suite, Business Process Operations, Change Request Management, etc. are affected (SAP SOL_PROJ_ADMIN_*, SAP_SOLAR_* and SAP_SM_SOLUTION_* are replaced by SAP_SM_SL_*).
The Solution Documentation Assistant in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is removed and we have new BPMN Editor integrated for Solution Documentation with the role: SAP_SM_SL_EDIT_BPMN. The roles for Process Management are obsolete (SAP_SOL_BC_COMP, SAP_SOL_TC_COMP and SAP_SOL_RE_COMP)
The roadmap authoring environment is obsolete and the role: SAP:RMDEF_RMAUTH_* are obsolete but we can have the role for display only (SAP_RMMAIN_*).
Maintenance Optimizer is replaced by Maintenance Planner and the roles like SAP_MAINT_OPT_* etc. are obsolete and Maintenance planner is now available on SAP support Launchpad.
We dare say that SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is the biggest upgrade to Solution Manager yet and changes how you interact with it. If you like like to learn more about SAP Solution Manager and how it helps your organization, feel free to reach out to us.