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UI Data Protection – Role based masking scenario in PA30 with Reveal on Demand

Introduction

In this blog post, we will learn how to mask “National Insurance Number” of Employees in Info type 2 (Personal Data) in transaction PA30 with Reveal on Demand.

A PFCG Role will be used for the authorization check which will allow users with the specified role to view the field value. If a user does not have this role, it means the user is not authorized and data will be protected either through masking, clearing, or disabling the field.

The end result for unauthorized users will look like below:

Reveal on Demand

Reveal on demand provides additional data protection by masking the field value by default, even if the user is authorized to view the data. The authorized user then explicitly chooses the option to reveal the field value on the user interface.

When the authorized user reveals the data, a dialog box (which can be configured to display a confirmation message, reason code, and free text) is displayed. The user then has to specify, for example, a reason for revealing the data. The revealed data is masked again once the timeout takes effect or when the user switches off the reveal option.

  • To unmask the National Insurance Number field information using Reveal On Demand feature, Follow the given Path –

In PA30 transaction “Display Personal Data” screen, Click on “Help” -> “Reveal On <–> Off” option

  • On Reveal On Demand pop-up, select “Reason” as “DVA Data Verification”, enter “Comments for Reveal” as “Unmask to view values”, and click on “OK” button

  • Field value will get unmasked for “National Insurance Number” field

  • To Again, mask the Field values, Follow the given path –

In PA30 transaction “Display Personal Data” screen, Click on “Help” -> “Reveal On <–> Off” option

  • On Reveal On Demand pop-up, click on “OK” button

  • National Insurance Number” field will again appear as masked

Prerequisite

UI Data Protection Masking for SAP S/4HANA is a solution that allows you to protect restricted and sensitive data values at field level by masking, clearing, or disabling fields for those users who are not authorized to view or edit this data.

Product “UI data protection masking for SAP S/4HANA” is used in this scenario to protect sensitive data at field level and must be installed in the S/4HANA system.

The product is a cross-application product which can be used to mask/protect any field in SAP GUISAPUI5/SAP FioriCRM Web Client UI, and Web Dynpro ABAP.

Let’s begin

Configuration to achieve masking

Logical Attribute is a functional modelling of how any attribute such as Social Security NumberBank Account NumberAmountsPricing informationQuantity etc. should behave with masking.

Configure Logical Attribute – Follow the given path:

SPRO -> SAP NetWeaver -> UI Data Protection Masking for SAP S/4HANA -> Maintain Metadata Configuration -> Maintain Logical Attributes

National Insurance Number

Maintain Field Level Security and Masking Configuration

Here, we will define how masking will behave with the logical attribute that we created in above step.

Follow the given path:

SPRO -> SAP NetWeaver -> UI Data Protection Masking for SAP S/4HANA -> Data Protection Configuration -> Maintain Field Level Security and Masking Configuration

Follow below mentioned steps:
  • Click on “New Entries” button
  • Enter “Sensitive Entity” as “LA_SOCSECNO” and press “Enter” key. “Description” and “Application Module” will get populated in corresponding fields
  • Check “Enable Configuration” check-box
  • Select “Role Based Authorization” option
  • Enter “PFCG Role” as “ZTEST“. In this example, we have used a blank role “ZTEST”. Customers can use any role as per their requirement.
  • Enter “Field Level Action” as “MASK_FIELD
  • Check “Reveal on Demand” check-box
  • Click on “Save” button

Maintain Technical Address

In this step, we will associate the Technical Address of the fields to be masked with the Logical Attributes.

You can get the Technical Address of a GUI field by pressing “F1” on the field.

Follow the given path:

SPRO -> SAP NetWeaver -> UI Data Protection Masking for SAP S/4HANA -> Maintain Metadata Configuration -> Maintain Technical Address

Follow below mentioned steps:

Under “GUI Table Field Mapping”, maintain technical address for following fields.

  • Click on “New Entries” button
  • Enter “Table Name” as “P0002
  • Enter “Field Number” as “PERID
  • Enter “Logical Attribute” as “LA_SOCSECNO
  • Enter “Description” as “Social Security Number
  • Click on “Save” button
  • Click on “Mass Configuration” button which is required to generate technical addresses for Module Pool Programs

Conclusion

In this blog post, we have learnt how Role-based masking with Reveal on Demand is achieved for “National Insurance Number” field in transaction PA30.

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  • 0 secs ago 1 Views

    Dear

    I have an issue i cannot solve.

    I cannot find under Help Menu

    Reveal On <–> Off” option – UI DATA PROTECTION

    Could you help me?

    • Hi Simone,

      Please follow the given steps in order to enable the Reveal option –

      Under “Enable UI Data Protection Masking” node, click on “Maintain Global Flag: Reveal on Demand” option and then check “Enable Functionality” checkbox

      After doing the above configuration, under “Reveal on Demand” configuration perform the following configuration –

      • Maintain Reveal on Demand Configuration
      • Maintain Text Messages
      • Maintain Reason Codes

      Hope it will solve your problem.

      Regards,

      Amit Kumar Singh

  • Dear

    Thank you for your Reply

    i’ve done everything as you said

     

    • Maintain Global Flag: Reveal on Demand” option and then check “Enable Functionality”
    • Maintain Reveal on Demand Configuration : Message Type -> Confirmation Message
    • Maintain Text Messages : Confirmation Message -> /UISM/REVEAL_CONSENT_TEXT , Reveal Off Message -> UISM/REVEAL_OFF_TEXT (both configured in So10)
    • Maintain Reason Codes : Reason -> DVA ,  Description -> Data Verification

    I’ve also checked box  “Reveal on Demand” under Maintain Field Level Security and Masking

     

     

    What am i doing wrong?