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:
DELETE FROM DEVACCESS WHERE UNAME EQ '<USERNAME>'.
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.