Delete ABAP developer keys

This blog will answer the following questions:

  • How to delete old ABAP developer keys from my system?

ABAP developer keys clean up

If ABAP developers leave their key is still in your system and could potentially misused. Also when SAP comes to measure licenses they might peek in table DEVACCESS to see which developer keys are present.

Unfortunately SAP does not deliver a standard program delete an unused ABAP key. See OSS note 1710320 – How to delete SSCR Object and/or Developer Keys – SAP ONE Support Launchpad.

So you simply have to write your own customer program with a code that looks like:


Maintenance view on DEVACCESS

Alternative solution is to create a maintenance view on table DEVACCESS. This will require a once off modification key. Then you can delete and insert developers keys via the normal SM30 table maintenance transaction.

Developer key hack

The developer keys are not safe, so don’t rely on them. See this blog.


S4HANA does not have the developer key principle at all any more. You can delete all keys in S4HANA. Read more in this blog.

2 thoughts on “Delete ABAP developer keys”

  1. Hi,
    Why not create a maintenance view on DEVACCESS and generate a table maintenance dialog for it.
    This would seem a more organized way of managing your developer keys.
    Btw It seems SAP is leaving the concept of developer keys in S4HANA, I’ve been told.


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