About the PD Profiles Infotype (1017)

Definition

Infotype with which structural authorizations can be created and edited.

Use

Structural authorizations control:

  • which objects in the organizational plan a user is permitted to display, for example,
    • Organizational units
    • Qualifications and Requirements
    • Business events
  • which activities in the organizational plan a user is permitted to execute, for example,
    • create
    • change
    • display

Authorization profiles are set up in Customizing. Refer to the Personnel Management section of the Implementation Guide (IMG).

If you are working in the Organizational Management component, you must implement safety measures, by creating the PD Profile infotype as well as report RHPROFL0 (Generate user authorizations) or edit table T77UA.

Since PD profiles only affect access to Organizational Management, you must still use the Standard Profiles infotype to enter basic authority privileges. Users require a standard profile, for example, to log on to the system.

Structure

A PD profile contains a list of authorizations, and anything listed in the profile is allowed. You may include an unlimited number of authorities in one profile, and you can append PD profiles to the following objects:

  • Organizational units
  • Positions
  • Jobs
  • Tasks (or standard tasks, if you have installed SAP Business Workflow)

Integration

As a stronger safety measure, install the PD profile as well as the standard profile.

Let’s assume you only want to display the projected pay for the ‘Special administrator’ position in the system. (The Projected Pay infotype is assigned to positions).

To set this up, you must create the following:

  • a Standard Profile infotype record for the position ‘Special administrator’ which allows the position holder to display records from the Projected Pay infotype.
  • a PD Profile infotype record for the position ‘Special administrator’ which allows the position holder to display positions.