SAP Basis and Security Technology
The term 'Basis' when used in the context of SAP technology refers to the application layer of the SAP system.
When you think about the role a 'Basis Adminstrator' has, it should include system administration tasks such
as managing the database, transporting development and configuration objects from one SAP system to another,
monitoring system performance to ensure no interruption in system stability occurs in the SAP production
environment, installing and upgrading the software on the servers, and system security.
Security refers to both application security in the SAP Runtime environment and the system access outside the
SAP Runtime environment. The user accounts defined for users in the SAP Runtime environment are secured by
roles that grant authorizations to them. SAP Authorizations control access to transactions (Business Process
Activities), or what can be performed within a specific business process step. For example, a user may be
able to create sales orders, but only for their specific sales area, sales office and customer.
This is brief review of SAP Basis and Security technology. For a more in-depth
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