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2662925 - Users can 'Edit' Objects Without Permissions From Payment Information, Work Order Information & Benefit Enrollment UI


Any user who has edit permissions for Payment Information, Work Order Information or can Enroll For Benefits can edit Objects such as Country, Currency, Payment Method, VendorInfo etc even if they don't have sufficient permission settings

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Payment Information, Contingent Worker & Global Benefits

Reproducing the Issue

Example from Payment Information -

  1. Proxy as a user who has edit permissions for Payment Infromation but not for Country, Currency, etc.
  2. Go to Profile
  3. Click pencil to edit Payment Information
  4. Click to view e.g. 'Currency'


  1. From Currency screen click to 'Edit'


  1. User can now edit Currency settings and Save



This issue is caused by the Security settings of the Objects which can be edited


To correct this, the below steps need to be taken for all editable Objects. We will use Country in this example:

  1. Admin Center -> 'Configure Object Definition' of Object 'Country'
  2. Take Action -> Make Correction
  3. Under 'Security' change the 'Secured' field from 'No' to 'Yes'
  4. Leave the 'Permission Category' field as 'No Selection' (this will cause the Object permissions to be displayed under Miscellaneous in permission role settings)


Important Note: If using this method ALL Permission Roles now need to be updated to provide 'View' Permissions under 'Micellaneous Permissions' to the newly secured Object. You may also need to update any other Permission Role(s) that should be allowed edit these Objects, etc. 

To do so follow the reamining steps:

  1. Admin Center ->Manage Permission Roles
  2. Locate the Permission Role to adjusted -> Clicks on Permissions
  3. Navigate to 'Miscellaneous Permissions' and give necessary permissions to the newly secured Object



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