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Role administrators assign tile catalogs to a user's PFCG role.


To assign a tile catalog to the user’s role in Role Maintenance (transaction PFCG), you add a node of type SAP Fiori Tile Catalog to one of the user's roles. Proceed as follows:


  1. In Role Maintenance (transaction PFCG), provide the role name and choose Change.

    If no role exists, create a role by choosing Create Single Role.

    All users with this role are granted access to the catalog assigned to the role.

  2. Choose the Menu tab.
  3. Choose Insert Node and select SAP Fiori Tile Catalog.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, select one of the following catalog providers:
    1. Fiori Launchpad Catalogs
      Choose this catalog provider if you want to assign one of the catalogs you created in the launchpad designer.
    2. Fiori Catalog Pages
      Choose this catalog provider if you want to use catalogs that you created in the context of SAP Fiori launch page, the predecessor of the current release version called SAP Fiori launchpad. These catalogs can only be displayed by the home page of SAP Fiori launch page.
    3. Remote Catalogs
      Choose this catalog provider if you want to use tiles from a catalog on a remote server (in the context of SAP Fiori, a server that is not the front-end server).

      The catalog provider HANA Catalogs is deprecated. Please use the catalog provider Remote Catalogs instead.

  5. Depending on the type of catalog provider you select, proceed as follows:
    1. If you select Fiori Launchpad Catalogs or Remote Catalogs, enter a catalog ID.

      The catalog ID is the name that you provided when creating the catalog in the launchpad designer.

      You can use the value help for this.

    2. (Optional) If you select Fiori Launchpad Catalogs, mark the Read Authorization Defaults checkbox to check which applications are used in the selected catalog.

      If you mark this checkbox, the system will read all target mappings that fit to the selected catalog and the current system and collect the applications the target mappings refer to. This is in particular important to get the correct set of authorizations.

      All relevant applications are added in the role menu as depending nodes of the Fiori Catalog. The depending nodes are of type Authorization Defaults for applications. The authorization default values will be added as standard authorizations as soon as the merging procedure is performed. Standard authorizations contain empty fields which must be completed in order to have a complete set of authorizations.

      The following application types and UI technologies are taken into account:
      • Transactions
      • Web Dynpro ABAP applications
      • SAP NetWeaver Gateway OData services used in SAPUI5 applications
      The checkbox is only available if SAP_BASIS 7.40 SP07 or higher and SAP Note 2031538 Information published on SAP site are installed.

      SAP NetWeaver Gateway OData services are only included if software component SAPUIFT 100 is installed.

    In the details view of the node, you can change and display the node.


The tile catalog you assigned to the role is available in the role menu.

To make sure the catalogs linked to the role are visible for the end user, the Hide Menu from NWBC checkbox in the Menu Options dialog box should not be selected.

You can view the content of an SAP Fiori Tile Catalog in the SAP Fiori launchpad designer by choosing Execute from the context menu of the tile catalog in the role menu.