Role download & Upload in SAP

This article answers following queries:
  • What is download and upload roles in SAP? 
  • How to download roles and upload in SAP? 
  • Difference between role download and upload? 
  • How to download mass role and upload in SAP?

Role Download and Upload in SAP

To Move role from one system to another system. There are two way:

1- Role transport and
2- Role download and upload.

Role Download :

When downloading roles, all role data ( including the authorization data) is saved to file. The User assignment and generated profiles for the roles are not not saved to the files.
When we are downloading composite roles, all the single roles contained in the composite roles, will be downloaded.
To prevent role inconsistency data, all role from which the role is derived (master) is also downloaded to the file.

For role download, Please follow the below steps:

Login to ABAP System and execute PFCG transaction.

role download upload in sap

There are two way to download the roles:
  1. Single Role download 
  2. Mass Role download
Single Role Download:

Kindly follow the below steps:

1- Specify the role name in PFCG transaction.

role download upload in sap
2- Go to Role Menu -> Download.

role download upload in sap

A popup window will appear, having information about downloading roles. Click on continue.

role download upload in sap
3- Specify the directory to save the role.

role download upload in sap
Role has been downloaded and save in directory.

Mass Role Download:

For Mass Role download, Go to PFCG Transaction -> Utilities Menu -> Mass Role download

Role Upload:

When uploading roles, all role data (including the authorization data) is uploaded from a file to SAP System. We need to generate profiles for all the uploaded role.

For role upload in SAP ABAP systems, Please follow the below steps:

1- Execute PFCG Transaction
2- Go to Role Menu -> Download
3- Select the download role and choose Upload.

role download upload in sap

Now the Role have been uploaded in target system.

Cheers!!

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