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My First Firefighter

The main goal of this Screen Personas flavor My First Firefighter, is to provide the GRC Access Control administrator with diagnostic of firefighter configuration. The flavor collects firefighter configuration data and compares to expected value for a correct behavior. This comparison result into a detailed log to assist GRC administrators with a root cause analysis.


Here is an image of the flavor:





First you need to have screen personas in your system, for more information please click on the link below


After the validation of screen personas, follow the steps on the link(Importing Flavors – SAP Screen Personas – SAP Library)  to import the flavor in SAP Note mentioned in the end of this post.



The flavor have the following features:





  1. Press Ctrl + * in order to retrieve system information from many System
    -> Status.




  1. Type the target connector name in order to test the connection through SM59
    (connection and authorization test). The configured integration scenario will
    also be tested:


  • In case of success: Move to the next test
  • In case of failure: Go to SM59 and fix
    the connection error




  1. User type, user password and user timezone are checked


  • In case of success: Move to the next test
  • In case of failure: User type must be of
    type ‘Dialog’ or ‘Service’. Firefighter user must not have initial password and
    his time zone must be the same timezone of the system.




  1. Press the button to check the name of the firefighter role as well as if the
    firefighter workflow will trigger after the session ends:


  • In case of success: Firefighter role and parameter 4007 of SPRO configuration is shown.
  • In case of failure: Parameter 4010 must be adjusted according to the
    Firefighter role




  1. GRC text object must exist in SE75. Press the button to check whether the
    GRC object is inserted in tables TTXOB,TTXOT,TTXID and TTXID.
  • In case of success: Move to the next filed
  • In case of failure: SAP note 2058516 manual steps must be followed to run a
    script which inserts the GRC objects into these tables




  1. Type the firefighter ID in order to compare system and firefighter ID time


  • In case of success: Move to the next test
  • In case of failure: Change the
    firefighter ID time zone to the same as the system time zone




  1. Upon pressing the button, firefighter job schedule is checked in table
    GRACTASKEXECSTMP. Also, the jobs are checked for today in SM37.
  • In case of success: This information will return the firefighter schedule of
    program GRAC_ACTION_USAGE_SYNC. This program must run hourly to avoid
    performance and time out issues.
  • In case of failure: Firefighter background job is not scheduled and must be
    scheduled through SM36 for the target connector (instructions). Check the status
    of the job. If cancelled, provide instructions.



For more information and also a video of the flavor please check SAP Note 2157307 – Screen Personas – Firefighter Log Sync Update [VIDEO]



Feedback and ideas of new flavors are much appreciated!

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      Hi Rafa!! It is great to see Screen Personas being used for a checklist in GRC application. Well Done! The screen is clear and nice to use! I already tested it myself! 🙂 Regards, Fernando