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Function documentation Business Partner Integration  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

Business partner integration affects the authorization concept.

You use business partners to link users to enterprises. Each enterprise has a business partner of the type Organization and each user has a business partner of the type Person. These business partners are linked by relationships although they are not always visible to each other.

Business partner integration enables you to transfer the administration of external users to the appropriate partner enterprise and you can control the extent to which external users are visible to each other.

Prerequisites

You performed the following IMG activities under Business Partner Integration in Customizing for Collaboration Folders:

     Make Global Settings for Organizations

     Specify System Users in cFolders

     BAdI: Use New Relationship Types and Roles

Features

Business partner integration allows you to assign users to organizations. This enables you to differentiate between internal and external users from different partner enterprises.

     You can transfer user administration of external users to the appropriate partner enterprise.

     You can control whether the users from the different partner enterprises are visible to each other.

     You can use membership of an organization as a selection criterion in the user selection when assigning authorizations for objects.

cFolders is used in a number of different system landscapes:

     Standalone: All organizations are created in the cFolders system. Use the HR transaction PPOCE for this. Once an internal HR organization has been created, an internal business partner organization is created automatically.

You use transaction CFXORG to assign users to organizations and check assignments. There are two scenarios for this:

     You have been using cFolders without business partner integration so far.

     You set cFolders up as a client of a central user administration system.

     cFolders system and an SRM system: All organizations are read from the SRM system.

     cFolders system and an HR system: Internal organizations are imported from the HR system to the cFolders system by ALE, external organizations are created in the cFolders system.

You use transaction CFXORG to assign external users to organizations and check assignments. There are two scenarios for this:

     You have been using cFolders without business partner integration so far.

     You set cFolders up as a client of a central user administration system.

 

 

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