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Show the results of the Security Optimization Service

The Security Optimization Service (SOS) is designed to check the security of your SAP system (see Introduction to Security Optimization Service (SOS) – Security health Check report).

The SOS report shows two tables with results and findings.

In the beginning you find the overview about findings which includes the count of users related to a check:


SOS Chapter – Detected Issues


Near the end you find the overview about ratings including “green” or “not rated” checks:


SOS Chapter – Rating Overview


You may want to get a cross-system overview about these tables.

You can use a new Z-report ZSOS_OVERVIEW to show the combined data of these both tables.

Update from 27.07.2022: You can now use the same report to view the rating overview tables of the  EarlyWatch Alert (EWA). 

You can get the report on GitHub.

The value help (F4) on field ‘Session number’ shows SOS sessions which are not older than one year respective EWA sessions which are not older than one month.

The selection screen allows to filter by system, change date range, check id like “0022” or rating (“red”, “yellow”, “green”, “not rated”). It offers a checkbox option to process only the latest report per system:


ZSOS_OVERVIEW – Selection screen

The initial result is a cross-system list in the original order of the SOS checks.

You can rearrange, hide and sort columns getting a result like this example for 2 systems:


ZSOS_OVERVIEW – Sorted result



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      Author's profile photo Bekim Rama
      Bekim Rama

      Excellente post, is there any possibility to display EWA in such way?

      Author's profile photo Frank Buchholz
      Frank Buchholz
      Blog Post Author

      This Z-report described in this blog was specific to show the results of the SOS.

      You get a cross-system view on security related alerts in the EWA with following apps in the SAP Support Portal (for the systems which send data to the SAP backbone):

      EWA Workspace (Dashboard)
      including a Security Card showing a summary about security alerts

      EWA Solution Finder (EWA Alerts)
      including filter options for security related categiries

      You need the specific authorization "Display Security Alerts in SAP EarlyWatch Alert Workspace" via

      The new authorization is initially assigned to super administrators only. Users can receive the authorization from super administrators or from user administrators (if they themselves got the authorization).

      See Release Notes 2019/7 - Chapter: SAP EarlyWatch Alert Workspace

      Blog: Displaying Security Alerts in the SAP EarlyWatch Alert Workspace


      Anyway, it's a nice idea and I'll think about it. → see next comment

      Kind regards

      Author's profile photo Frank Buchholz
      Frank Buchholz
      Blog Post Author

      The EWA contains similar rating overview tables about alerts and chapters (but not about individual checks). Therefore, it was rather simple to extend the report for showing the EWA alert and chapter  overview, too.

      Author's profile photo Victoria Carroll
      Victoria Carroll

      This is neat!
      Many thanks for sharing the useful features of the Z-report ZSOS_OVERVIEW.
      I used to try and do this manually and now I can achieve what I want (and more) in a click.