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2748224 - Close Periods APP No authorization to carry out period closing


  • While using the cloud APP Close Periods (MMPV) you receive an error Message no. M3864 "No authorization to carry out period closing".
  • Trying to use the App 'Schedule Job for Closing Periods' fails with 'An error occurred. Please create an case on component LO-MD-MM'
  • Trying to use the App 'Schedule Job for Closing Periods' fails with 'Logon of user & in client 100 failed when starting a step'


  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • Material Master

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open Close Periods APP
  2. Enter values into the below fields:
    • From company code
    • To company code
    • Period
    • Fiscal year
  3. Flag the "Check and close period" checkbox
  4. Click execute
  5. The error "No authorization to carry out period closing" appears


The Catalog SAP_CMD_BC_PR_ADMIN_PC 'Master Data - Administration' has Write Access set as "No Access".

The Userid does not exist , or is locked


  1. Open Maintain Business Roles APP
  3. Change the Catalog SAP_CMD_BC_PR_ADMIN_PC restriction back to Unrestricted 
  4. Press Activate

Please ensure the userid is valid and not locked

If the role SAP_BR_PRODMASTER_SPECIALIST is missing in the App Maintain Business Roles , please create a new role using the option "Create from Template" and use the Template Role SAP_BR_PRODMASTER_SPECIALIST

See Also

Please also refer to Fiori Library Close Periods

Once a Period has been closed through the App "Close Periods"  it is not possible to reopen again in the Cloud . The On-Premise Report RMMMINIT mentioned in the note 487381 is not available

When Material Ledger is active in Company Code  it is not allowed to shift MM period back - please refer to KBA 2042164. Such period shift would lead to severe inconsistencies and this is not supported from SAP (no available support service).


SAP_CMD_BC_PR_ADMIN_PC, SAP_BR_PRODMASTER_SPECIALIST, BR_PRODMASTER_SPECIALIST, Maintain Business Roles, M3 864, BEI_S4CLD1811, M7053, MARV, MMRV, MMPV, Goods Movement, Goods Receipt, Purchase Order , KBA , "m3 864" , "schedule job for closing periods" , "period closing" , LO-MD-MM , Material Master , LO-MD-FIO-MM , Fiori UI for Product Master , Problem


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