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Maintain Default Roles in BRM GRC AC 10.1

Default Role Maintenance:

You all might be quite well aware of setting up the parameters and configurations required for Default Role Maintenance in BRM – GRC 10.0

I assume that you might not have encountered with any issues while configuring the parameters for Default Roles in GRC 10.0, but I did in GRC AC10.1!!

I am currently working on GRC 10.1 with SP04 and had been struggling for a while now in order to define the Default Roles. Even though I had set up the configuration parameters under: SPRO –> SAP Reference IMG –> GRC –> Access Control –> Maintain configuration settings, I was not able to define any role as default ones as the “Download Template” was not responding at all.

Steps to Follow for maintenance of Default Role:

1) Maintain Configuraion Settings: (SPRO –> SAP Reference IMG –> GRC –> Access Control –> Maintain configuration settings)

Maintain Configuration Settings.png

2) NWBC: (Access Control –> Role Management –> Default Roles)



But here you would face the issue, this “download template” will not work (GRC 10.1 SP04) until you implement SAP Note #  2029072

This would require ABAP support to get this note in place. As this is cause because of a bug in the software and the MIME object type definition while downloading is not defined correctly for 10.1 systems.

After implementing this note, I have got my issues solved with defining the Roles as default. But this is not the end of it; you have to be very careful at the time to import the file back to NWBC.

You can open the template in excel format and enter the details as below and then save it in UTF-8 format.


There are a few ways to save file in UTF-8 format viz:

1) Directly save the excel file in UTF-8 format as in;


2) Save the excel file in plain text format and then open the text file, go to file –> save as –> encoding –> select UTF-8 from drop down and confirm.


As for now, this is the only format to import the Default role template back to NWBC, for other purposes like, to import the roles in BRM from desktop option, we can use simple and plain text file also but for this funcion only UTF-8 file can be read.

If you don’t import the file in this format then you would get the error screens as below:


Hope that you might be able to overcome with the issues if you face any with Default Role Maintenance, so wanted to share with you all. It might be helpful to the community members!!



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      Hi Ameet,

      The above said not is yet to be released 🙁



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      Hi Mani,

      It got released for the SAP partners on 11th June 2014 so  will soon be available for the customers as well. Keep checking.



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      Thanks a ton Ameet for sharing this valuable scenaio. Just one question:

      UTF-8 is the only format which is supposed to be used to save the file..?

      and why you are suggesting to save the file double times..any specific reasons?

      Thanks again

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      Hi Mark,

      Glad to know that you all find this blog useful.

      Yes, for now we have only one option to save the file in UTF-8 format only. Reason for saving the file double times is that while saving the file from excel to UTF, it doesn't really save in this format but in plain text so you have to open the text file and save it in UTF-8 as shown in the blog.

      Hope now this is clear, Feel free to let me know your doubts, if any.


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      Excellent work Ameet, Thanks for sharing across.