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Could u tell me the diffrnce between roles and profiles.

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Roles and Profiles:

Role Consist of Profiles, there is no difference between role and profile.

Profiles get generated when you create roles.

Note: In earlier versions of SAP(46b,46c) we use to create role manually using Tcode su02.

From 46c onwards SAP has introduced a tool called Profile Generator Tool(pfcg). so we are no more using Tcode su02.

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Sameem Ahmed.

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To answer your questions at a high level, when you create a role in the

system through PFCG it generates a profile behind the scenes. The role,

is then assigned to users and can be limited for validity dates, can have

urls and miniapps assigned etc in addition to the authorisation objects

and values which are assigned through the profile it generates. The list

of t-codes you enter into the menu of a role is only the beginning. From

there you need to populate the values in the authorisation objects which

are pulled through into the role based on the transaction codes you have




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you might get better answer in the SECURITY forum at

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