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Background documentation Access Authorization for Customer Master Records  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

You can restrict access to master records in order to prevent unauthorized changes from being made. Depending on how you organize your master data, you can assign authorizations for maintaining this data. For example, one user may have authorization to maintain all master data, while another may have authorization to maintain only accounting master data.

You can also assign different authorizations for different types of processing. All users could have authorization to display master records, while only a limited group of users may be able to create and change master data.

Authorizations are specified during system configuration and assigned to each user in his or her user master record. If you have any other questions on this subject, you should contact your system administrator. The Implementation Guide (IMG) for Financial Accounting explains how to set up authorizations.