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DIGITAL SIGNATURE WITH SIGNATURE STRATEGY–Simple Guide

DIGITAL SIGNATURE WITH SIGNATURE STRATEGY—SIMPLE GUIDE

SAP has provided individual signatures and signature strategies in the following functions in Quality Management:

  • In the inspection lot: During results recording
  • In the inspection lot: At the usage decision
  • When confirming the physical-sample drawing. This means, when releasing the first physical sample in a physical-sample drawing.
  • For quality notifications

In this document we will deal with signature strategy in result recording with System Signature with Authorization By SAP User ID/ Password Method. It will show you signature strategy at two level. At UD we can use strategy with one level only. Multiple level is not supported at UD.

  1. 1.     Level 1—User who enter the result in SAP
  2. 2.     Level 2 –User who verifies the entered result.

Prerequisites

  1. 1.     Make sure that Enterprise extension EA-PLM must be activated.
  2. 2.     Activated Business Function  OPS_QM_EXTENSIONS. Business Function is available from SAP Enhancement Package 3 for SAP ERP 6.0. Without activating Enterprise extension you will not be able to activate this Business Function.

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After activating prerequisites, following Signature Strategy customizing node is available in config.

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STEP 1.  Create two authorization group one for Entry Level and One for Verification level.

QCC0->Quality Managment->Environment->Central Functions->Signature Strategy->Define Authorization Group

On the basis of authorization group we will control the user id  to execute the signature. Here Two Authorization group EING and VERIF is created.

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STEP 2.  Create Individual Signature and assign to authorization groups.

QCC0->Quality Managment->Environment->Signature Strategy->Define Individual Signature

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STEP 3.  Create Signature Strategy with Signature Method R(System Signature with Authorization By SAP User ID/ Password) and assign Individual Signatures.

QCC0->Quality Managment->Environment->Central Functions->Signature Strategy->Define Signature Strategy.

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STEP 4. Create Signature Sequence in which signature must be executed.

QCC0->Quality Managment->Environment->Central Functions->Signature Strategy->Define Signature Strategy.

Select Signature Strategy and click on Signature Sequence Button. It is defined  here that M1 signature must be executed before M2 signature.

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STEP 4.  Create the release status  when both sign have been done.

QCC0->Quality Managment->Environment->Central Functions->Signature Strategy->Define Signature Strategy.

  Select Signature Strategy and click on Release Button and Check on release status

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STEP 5. Create QM Material Authorization group ,Assignment of Strategy to Authorization Group

QCC0->Quality Managment->Environment->Central Functions->Define Authorization Groups and Digital Signature.

Here you can decide when you require Digital Signature, i required only at the time of result recording so i have done setting for that.

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And assign the signature strategy to SignStratRR

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Here we can assign different strategy to respective column according to the need as strategy for UD , Physical Sampling and Result Recording as per the requirement

Signature Type—- Select signature type for Result Recording. I have selected Asynchronous Signature Strategy with changeable Signatory. You can user as per requirement. Press F1 for help to know about other signature type.

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STEP 6. Define Signature Method for Signature Object Type.

QCC0->Quality Managment->Environment->Central Functions->Define Authorization Groups and Digital Signature.

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STEP 7. Assignment of QM Material Authorization to QM view of Material Master

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STEP 8. Create or Change two roles role1 and role 2 and Assign Authoirzation Objects(C_SIGN_BGR, C_SIGN).

T-Code —PFCG.

Generally Functional Consultant don’t have this t-code rights. Take help of Basis Guy for above mentioned activity.

Assign Application and Signature Object for Result Recording as LOT and LOT_RR as show below and Give Atuhorization Group as VERIF  and EING in two roles respectively, which we have define earlier.

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STEP 9. Assign those roles to respective User Ids eg. Let say role 1 to QM_TEST  and role 2 to Manish.

STEP 10. Create the lot of that material to which QM Material Authorization has been assigned and Do  result recording.

While closing the result it will ask for first level Signature.

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STEP 11. For second level signature user t-code QEDS

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Use Sign Button to verify each char one by one. We can sign all char by selecting all chars and then click on Sign Button.

Then it will ask for you second level signature. Only User id(Manish in eg.) which has authorization of VERIF authorization group will not be able to do the signature.

STEP 12.  For log purpose we can user t-code DSAL

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  1. K Prem Lahar

    i followed your document and configured sucessfully , but cannot see a link , authorization group with signature strategy , where have i gone wrong

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    1. SAP WARRIOR Post author

      Hi Prem

      I have given path for each node of config. Have you activated business functions as a prerequisite for implementing digital sign

      Manish

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  2. Mohanraj Chandrasekaran

    Hi,

    I followed the steps as per the above document during results recording.But Still not seeing the Digital signature strategy working for me .

    Can you guide me here?

    Regards

    Mohan

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