Authority Check Trace in SAP


Often it is difficult to say, which Authority Objects are needed for certain processes in SAP. To avoid too many authorities for technical users in a productive system, the following steps should help to assign only the authority objects that are really needed for transaction exection:

  • Create an authority check trace in your test system
  • Create a profile that conatins only the needed objects
  • Assign the profile to the User


Note! The steps described below should only be done together with you System Administrator.

Step 1

  • Go to transaction ST01
  • Got Edit – > Filter – > Shared. Set th filter criteria (Trace for user only,
    Trace for transaction only, Trace for program only)
  • Check ‘Authorization Check’
  • Save the setting with the save button
  • Turn on the trace with the button on the upper left

Step 2

  • Do all processes you want to do in your sub system
  • Hurry up, because it is not good for the performance of the system to have the trace turned on too long.
  • Go back to ST01 and turn off the trace.

 Step 3

  • Click on Analysis
  • Set the filter to the user you used for the processes and set the filter for time and date. Press F8
  • The list conatins all used authority objects (green lines)

ST01 Trace Display



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