We have found that a few of our SAP roles are mapped with multiple profile names. Is it possible to have multiple...
profiles to a single role? Note: These roles are derived roles, not composite roles and not the composite profiles.
Here are some examples which may provide a clearer view of what I mean.
|Roles and Profiles||User ID|
(Profiles ##: T-D3060077, T-D30600771)
(Profiles ##: T-D3060644, T-D3060076)
Before SAP had roles, they had SAP profiles. Because of the data design, a profile could only have a limited number of authorizations. Roles are still only a technical layer on top of profiles, and profiles still have the original limitations.
Consequently, when a large role has too many authorizations for one profile, a second profile is generated and assigned. This is merely a technical feature. Your auditors should focus their evaluation on the roles assigned. There are other technical considerations, but this answer should be sufficient for almost all situations.
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