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CBC no authorization to start the UI while accessing configuration activity in S/4HANA Cloud


This blog post has been written to address common customer query on authorization issues while accessing the configuration activity from CBC.

While accessing the configuration activity from CBC even though the necessary role is maintained the configuration activity is not accessible or there is no authorization to start the UI .

Business Use Case

The customer is in Product-Specific Configuration phase of CBC and wants to perform configuration activities. The customer logins into CBC and in order to set up Calculation schema for Purchase order access the configuration activity “Determine Calculation Schema for Standard Purchase Orders”

When customer clicks on Go to Activity

Customer gets the below message


The relevant role has already been assigned to the business user.

Process Steps

Go to SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud‎  and access the Accelerators “configuration apps” as below

The accelerator will have list of all configuration activity.


Search with the configuration activity name or configuration activity id as per CBC


Check the relevant scope items are scoped for your business scenario


Now search the configuration activity id in same accelerator with Tab “ IMG_Act BusinessCatalog Match”

Here we can find the catalog id.


Login into the S/4HANA cloud system and app “Maintain Business roles”

Check the catalog id is assigned in the role assigned to the user.


Add the catalog id and save

Now the configuration activity will be accessible.


This blog post should help you to understand in detail on authorization issues while accessing the configuration activity from CBC.

Thanks for reading this blog post, hopefully the blog post was informative.


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      Author's profile photo Prasobh Prakash
      Prasobh Prakash

      This is really helpful. Good to see the catalog column in the Excel sheet.

      Author's profile photo Marissa Ren
      Marissa Ren

      This is a nice blog to share with the customers.

      Author's profile photo Rajeev Pillai
      Rajeev Pillai

      Great and Thanks for the blog.

      Author's profile photo HongXun Han
      HongXun Han

      Great post.

      However, I couldn't find in the system a catalog that exists in excel.


      I searched with key SAP_CA_BC_IC_LND_P.

      Is there someone who knows what the reason is?

      Business Catalog
      Business Catalog ID
      Classification - Configuration
      Document Management - Configuration
      Material Requirements Planning - Configuration
      Procurement - Configuration
      Enterprise Projects - Configuration
      Author's profile photo Sahil Grover
      Sahil Grover
      Blog Post Author

      Hi HongXuan

      Catalogues are missing due to missing scope items.

      Catalogues appear when scope items are deployed in S4HC.

      Please check scope items to be activated


      Author's profile photo HongXun Han
      HongXun Han

      Thank you for the explanation.