Unable to find Firefighter (EAM) ID in the NWBC

You were unable to find the Firefighter ID in NWBC that was created in the target system and may experience the below error:


Cause: This issue can occur due to one of the missing procedures mentioned below.


Check the EAM Parameters:

Ensure that the parameter 4000, and 4010 are configured properly. You can navigate to SPRO_ADMIN -> IMG -> Governance Risk and Compliance -> Access Control -> Maintain Configuration Settings. These parameters should have the below values:

  • Parameter 4000 – application type – This option should be set to 1 (for ID based FF)
  • Parameter 4010 – Firefighter ID role name – Give the rolename that is commonly assigned to the Firefighter IDs. When this role is assigned to any user, EAM will assume that it is a Firefighter ID. Also, ensure that the FF ID has this role assigned.

If both of these parameters are set correctly, and the FFID was assigned with this role, continue with the next step.

Run the Synchronization job:

If you have created the FF ID just now, you may need to run the Repository object sync job. Check in SM37 for the job that runs GRAC_REPOSITORY_OBJECT_SYNC program (mostly the job is named as GRAC_REPOSITORY_OBJECT_SYNC) and run the job as one time job. Else, you have to wait until the next scheduled job is successful.

Assign Owner, and Controller:

Without assigning an owner and a controller, you might not be able to assign the FF ID to a Firefighter. From NWBC –> Setup –> Super User Assignment, assign Owner, and NWBC –> Setup –> Super user Maintenance, assign Controller.

Now you can assign the Firefighter Id or Firefighters.

Incase if you don’t find the Firefighter listed, ensure that the user has authorization to the authorization object GRFN_USER with Activity 16.

Raghu Boddu

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Raghu Boddu is a SAP Certified Technology Professional (Security), Comptia Security+ , ITIL V3 Foundation, and PRINCE2 Certified. He is an SAP Security/GRC solution architect with rich expertise in implementation & redesigning of Security in SAP. He is also a master in SAP Forensic Security. He is a regular blogger on topics like Security, Governance & Compliance, Application Security, Technology and other trending topics. He is well known to the community with his easy to understand articles.

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