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Access Enforcer Role Import - Reaffirm period


What does the following terms mean;

last reaffirm


We current upload roles into AE, with last reaffirm as current date, and reaffirmperiod of 60 which means 5 years.

Can someone please explain what these terms mean, because many roles have reaffirm periods that end in 2010.



Hi Prakas,

Reaffirm period ( in months ) is the duration after which you would like the Approver of the Role ( Role Owner /Role Approver ) to get notified on which all user in SAP has access to that Role and Does he want to continue giving that role to them or wants to remove that Role from all of them or any one of them .

He would get the details on which Role requires Reaffrim at following location :

In AE 5.2 ; login with Role approver id ( eg ABC ) into AE .

In tab Access Enforcer > Reaffirm .

A list of All the roles of which ABC is apporver and which require re-affrim would display here.

ABC can now take approriate action by selecting the role name.

*Last reaffrim * is the date when the Role was Reaffrim /revisited/reassgined last.

In your scenario you have given Reaffrim period = 60 which means your Role Owner would get the Role in his Reaffrim inbox after 5 years .

This is not best practise . For security reason , SAP advices to keep the Reaffrim period to a maximum of 2 months.

I hope this answers your query .



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