With role maintenance, you can assign authorizations to users.
Authorizations for object classes Business Information Warehouse and Data Mining are delivered ready for use. They are defined according to roles. After transferring the roles (see Transporting Roles), you can assign them to the relevant users in role maintenance.
A role is a collection of activities that describe a certain work area. The authorizations that users need to access transactions and reports in the menu are also assigned in the role. A role can be assigned to any number of different users. An authorization profile is automatically created for a role when you generate authorizations for it.
For more detailed documentation on role maintenance, see Role Maintenance.
Roles can be transported between SAP systems. For more information, see Transporting Authorization Components.
Choose a name that does not start with the prefix SAP as this namespace is already used by the predefined roles delivered as copy templates.
The generated authorization profiles are automatically entered in the user master record for these users if you run a user master comparison. To do this, choose User Comparison and then Complete Comparison.
The users whom you have assigned roles to can now log on to the system. The user menu appears with the transactions that the user needs for his/her work and that s/he is now authorized to run.