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Is it possible to increase max. number of lent-to contexts

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Hi Experts,

We are working with Access Control Contexts and have a problem.

In the future we would like to assign objects to a big number of contexts.

But in the customizing it says the maximmum number of lent-to Contexts are 20


SPRO -> Logisitics-general -> Product Lifecycle management - > PLM Web User Interface -> PLM Web Applications -> PLM Authorizations and access control context - > define the maximum number of lent-to contexts

Is it somehow possible to increase this number?

And if it is not possible, do you know a way to solve this problem in another way?

Thanks and kind regards

Mikael Lindströ

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Hi Mikael,

The maximum number 20 was set for a reason. The reason is if more than 20 assignments are done then there is a major issue with performance and also object administration. The ACM thus retricts the user from using more than 20 assignments.

Here is an example for performance:-

The ACCs can have a parent child relation. The object which is owned by the leaf ACC (bottom most child) can be accessed by

all the parents, super parents....super duper parents. This object can be loaned to another ACC which again can be a bottom most child of another ACC blood line. Lets have a look at this using numbers.

We have an Object which is owned by an ACC which is the 100th child of ACC Bloodline1. Now this ACC is loaned to 99 different ACCs and each lie at 100th child of their respective bloodlines. So we have 100 Bloodlines of ACCs and each bloodline has 100 levels. So according to worst case analysis:-

In worst case to access an user's right over this object we need to parse following number of records:-

100(Level/bloodline) X 100(number of lendings) = 10,000 records

Hence when we keep the count to 20, we have to parse only 2,000 records in this case.

The number 20 is fixed at the domain level and with SAP delivery this should not be changed.