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2722840 - User Able to Delete Attachments Without Delete Permissions Using Delete Icon


A user without delete permissions for Attachment for an Employee Central entity, is able to delete attachments.

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SAP Successfactors Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Proxy as a user without delete permissions for Attachments for an Employee Central Entity (e.g Personal Information). 
  2. Navigate to the user's, for example, Personal Information page and select "Edit"
  3. The user can see the Trash Can / 'X' (delete/remove) icon and is able to delete the attachment.


This is the expected system behaviour.

Attachment can be deleted.png


The Trash Can / 'X' (delete/remove) icon is still available in the edit mode. The Trash Can / 'X' (delete/remove) icon is not controlled by the Delete permission in RBP, and is considered an integral option of edit mode and is displayed in edit mode regardless of the whether the user has the delete permissions or not.


Delete, Attachment, Without, Permissions , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-PER , Person Data (All Person Data Types) , Problem


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