SAP systems within the SAP NetWeaver platform perform authorizations using a role-based identity management approach. This means that you assign authorizations to users based on the job they perform using the particular system.
The tools available for performing identity management functions depend on the type of installation you have:
- User and Role Administration of Application Server ABAP
- User Management of the Application Server Java
For more information about authorization and role management with SAP NetWeaver, see SAP Help Portal: Identity Management.
As your IT infrastructure grows, identity management becomes a greater and greater challenge to you and your users. SAP offers SAP Identity Management, which helps you centrally manage your user accounts (identities) in a complex system landscape, including both SAP and non-SAP systems.