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2662359 - Section permission error in performance form - Performance Management


Section permissions are not enforced in a performance form.

E.g. User can read/edit a section that has section permission type 'Hidden' for that user.


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The 'Originator' (O) or 'User' (U) roles have been defined within section permissions in the xml directly. Screenshot below shows that these roles are afterwards as well visible in the UI.

Section Permissions.png


The Originator and User roles cannot be granted field/section permissions. Doing so can cause errors in the field/section permissions for all other roles in the route map - for example, allowing users to see hidden sections.

Note: Attempting to grant section permissions to either of these roles in 'Manage Templates' will give an error message. Although no error message will be given if these are configured in the template XML, doing so can cause errors for all section permissions in the form.

Section Permissions 2.png

Note: While the Originator and User roles can be used in the form route map, they cannot be granted field/section/button permissions.

If you would like to see an enhancement on this behavior, you can share your ideas via Influence Portal. Once you have submitted your idea, other customers and partners can vote for it and your votes help us to prioritize ideas that we will consider for upcoming product releases.

See Also

2090228 - How to Submit Ideas for SAP SuccessFactors Products


performance, form, originator, user, role, section permission, field permission, custom role , KBA , csg_q , LOD-SF-PM-FRM , Forms & Templates , Problem


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