New SAP 4.6D implementation---while doing configuration in the IMG I am getting (about 4 times a day) a "you are...
not authorized for SPRO" message. I am unable to continue any configuration until I logoff and back on again. Have you seen this problem? Many developers are seeing this problem and our Basis group has not had any luck in eliminating this problem. Note-we are getting the same message in other areas also - example is SE10.
This type of conflict arises when the activity groups or authorization profiles have not been maitained correctly. Was this an upgrade by any chance? If yes, try adding SAP_NEW to some of the user accounts experiencing problems. It seems to me that some authorization objects are overlapping. The system does an authorization check everytime you execute a transaction or run a program. These authorization checks are cached or buffered so that the system may respond faster the next time you execute the same transaction. I would ask your basis group to carefully examine the authorizations (activity groups plus profiles) assigned to the developer accounts. During new implementations it's common to see developer accounts with an activity group created using a restricted version of SAP_ALL. Additionally I recommend you execute SU53 right after get the error and notify your basis group of what auth. objects seem to have been denied. If the problem becomes hard to isolate then your basis group might want to perform a system trace (ST01) or to turn on auditing for a while.
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