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Object documentation Authorization  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Authority to execute a particular action in the SAP system. Each authorization references an authorization object. It defines one or more values for each authorization field contained in the authorization object. Authorizations are combined in profiles, which are entered in a user’s master record.

The user can work in the SAP system after a successful authorization check.


The following rules apply to the use of placeholders in manual authorizations (transaction SU03) and in roles (transaction PFCG):

       The asterisk (*) is the only valid placeholder. All placeholders that are familiar from other applications, such as the plus sign (+) are handled as normal characters.

       If an authorization value contains additional characters after an asterisk, these are ignored during the authorization check. Example: The value A*B is interpreted as A*.


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