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This post provides you information on the maximum #s with reference to Transaction codes, Profiles, Roles, and Users. If you have any other piece of information, or an update, please feel free to post it as a comment.

  • Maximum number of transaction codes in a role14000 (Refer SAP Note 410993, 841612 )
  • Maximum number of profiles for a role – ~312 since it is the maximum that you can assign to a user.
  • Maximum number of roles that can be assigned to a user – Its always calculated on profiles. The maximum is ~312 (Refer SAP Note 410993)
  • Maximum number of fields in an authorization object is 10 (Refer SAP Note 410993)
  • Maximum number of authorization objects in a role is 150 (Refer SAP Note 410993 and 943796)
  • Maximum number of single roles in a composite role – There is no technical limit for number of roles attached to composite role. But the limit is on the number of profiles assigned to the user. (Refer SAP Note 410993)
  • Maximum number of characters in a user name is 12
  • Maximum length of the password8 (older versions) 40 (newer versions) – Refer SAP Note 877879. The minimum length can be controlled with login/min_password_lng parameter.
  • Maximum number of characters in a password – No limit, but depends on the other parameter values. Can be controlled with login/min_password_letters
  • Maximum number of numerics in a password – No limit, minimum numeric values can be controlled with login/min_password_digits
  • Maximum number of special characters in a password – 39, since the password should have atleast 1 character.  But depends on the other parameter values. Can be controlled with login/min_password_specials.
  • Maximum times a user can reset his/her password in a day – 1
  • Maximum number of characters allowed for the technical name of an authorization object is 10.
  • Maximum number of characters allowed for the technical name for an SAP Role is 30.

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