SAP Screen Personas installation and basis configuration

SAP Screen Personas can be used to create variants of SAP GUI transactions. This blog will describe the basis installation and basis configuration part of SAP Screen Personas.

Questions that will be answered are:

  • How to install SAP Screen Personas?
  • How to perform the basis configuration of SAP Screen Personas?
  • How to check the health of SAP Screen Personas?

Installation of SAP Screen Personas

The installation process and prerequisites are clearly listed on the SAP Screen Personas help file for installation.

If you have an older version of SAP netweaver; carefully check the kernel requisites. Newer versions will not have any issue.

Installation of the PERSONAS addon can be done via SPAM/SAINT (simplest way) or via the maintenance planner. Next to the core add on, apply the support packages.

After the addon installation on development system, you need to open the namespace /PERSONAS in SE06. Otherwise you will not be able to apply bug fix OSS notes.

Basis configuration of SAP Screen Personas

Basis configuration of SAP Screen Personas is described on the SAP help file.

Activation steps in SICF:

  • Activate SICF nodes personas and personas3
  • Activate SICF nodes se (for the slipstream engine)
  • Make sure ITS webgui is active in SICF, if not follow the instruction on this blog

In PFCG generate these roles:

  • /PERSONAS/ADMIN_ROLE
  • /PERSONAS/CONSUMER_ROLE
  • /PERSONAS/EDITOR_ROLE

Validation of installation and check for new OSS notes

Start transaction /PERSONAS/HEALTH to see the health status and check for new OSS notes:

The first tab has the services status. You might find an issue for WebDynpro Compression. If this is red, goto SCIF node UI5_UI5 and set the compression to Yes:

Next check on the tab System Status:

In case of issues with Transport system synchronization run program /PERSONAS/CONVERT_E071.

On the Notes Status tab press the Check Notes button to see if there are any new relevant OSS notes. Apply the notes and make sure all is ok:

Compare and copy table entries from client 000

After a support pack, system upgrade or feature pack upgrade, new customizing can be delivered by SAP. To avoid changes to the main client customizing, this new customizing is delivered in client 000. You need to either manually look up the values in client 000, or compare using the tools mentioned below. There is and option to adjust the records after comparison; pull the data from client 000 to the main client and then save it.

Questions that will be answered in this blog are:

  • What are the prerequisites for a comparison with client 000?
  • How can I compare table entries with client 000?
  • How can I adjust table entries with entries from client 000?

Prerequisites for comparison

In order to execute the comparison you need to set up Transaction SCMP can be used to compare entries between the main client and client 000. Prerequisite is that you have setup an RFC from your main client to client 000 with reading right in client 000.

In SCC4 you must set the proper client comparison rights:

SCMP comparison for single table

Transaction SCMP can be used to compare entries between the main client and client 000.

Start screen:

We use table T005 (countries) as example. Run the comparison:

SCMP is only comparison transaction. You cannot adjust entries.

SCU0 or OY19 comparison for multiple tables

If you want to compare multiple tables, use transaction OY19 or SCU0:

Choose selected activities:

Select the IMG node(s) to compare and click the green OK button:

Select the RFC and start:

Results:

SM31 adjustment

To adjust the settings, start transaction SM31 for the table view V_T005:

Click maintain and select the entry to adjust. Now select menu option Utilities and option Adjustment. In the popup select the RFC to use:

Select the detailed entry and press copy entry:

Reference OSS notes

References:

SAP trust center

As company you are relying on SAP to provide support and services. But how do you know if SAP is doing a good job on this part?

If an internal auditor or external auditor asks you to show or explain the elements of SAP delivered support, where do you get the information?

SAP trust center

SAP has a good site to start with this information: the SAP trust center.

Here you can find:

  • Security policies
  • Security frameworks
  • List of sub-processors employed by SAP to provide services (sub-processor can be on infrastructure level like AWS, Azure, etc, but also manpower like Accenture, TCS, etc.)
  • Compliance documents like SOC1, SOC2, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, etc reports (or go directly to the compliance finder)

Not all reports are public. For some you must be customer of the product or service. Some parts require acknowledgement of non-disclosure agreement before you can get the report.

Security white paper

Another good document is the SAP security white paper.

SM05 HTTPs session management

Transaction SM05 can be used to manage HTTPs sessions in an ABAP stack in similar way as GUI sessions in SM04.

SM05 HTTPs session management

Start transaction SM05:

On top you can see % of free sessions.

In the table, you can see the sessions and if needed delete them. The right columns show the logon method (password, SAML, X.509, etc). This might be helpful in investigating issues with logon. The solution could be different per logon method.

OSS notes regarding SM05

Relevant OSS notes: