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Procedure documentation Authorizations for Registering External Programs with the SAP Gateway  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


You can prevent external programs from being illegally registered with the SAP Gateway.


Parameter gw/secinfo must be set on the path to the secinfo file so that the gateway can find the sec info file in the right place.

More information:

Security Parameters

Making Security Settings for External Programs


Define the file secinfo in the data directory of the gateway instance or in the place specified by parameter gw/secinfo.

The syntax of the entries is as follows:

USER=*, HOST=<host>,TP=<tp>;

Transaction program <tp> is allowed to register from <host>. Although the user entry is not used, you must specify it.


USER=*, HOST=*, TP=Hugo

USER=*, HOST=hw1414, TP=Hugo2

Program Hugo is allowed to register from any host.
Program Hugo2 is only allowed to register from host hw1414.
HOST specifies from which host the program is allowed to register.
If you specify
HOST=*, the program may connect from any host.

If the external program is to allowed to register from a number of hosts, you must create an entry for each host in the secinfo file.

You can view the current list of security entries using the gateway monitor.

More Information

Assigning Start Authorizations for External Programs

Making Security Settings for External Programs

Monitoring and Error Handling in the SAP Gateway



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