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Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform by Mark Walker

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Users

Users are probably the most important part of the authorization concept. They are where all our problems begin, and their attempts to do and see things they shouldn't are the main reason we have to spend valuable time defining authorizations in the first place.

In technical terms, a user is just another database object. They are created, modified, and deleted in the same way a modeling view is. They have properties (their name and password, for example), and it is by modifying these properties that we influence the actions that the person who connects using the user can perform.

Up until now we have been using the SYSTEM user (or the user that your database administrator assigned to you). This user is defined by SAP, and has basically the ...

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