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2917920 - MDF Talent Pools - How to grant permissions?



PLEASE NOTE: All information in this KBA has been moved to the SAP Help Guide at Implementing and Managing Succession - Permissions for Talent Pools. This KBA is planned for archival on June 30, 2024.


The purpose of the page is to explain the permission options related to MDF Talent Pools.


You can manage talent pool permissions for the talent pool objects themselves as well as for the process of nominating employees to talent pools. This will generally talk about the following:

  • Setting Object Level Permissions: These permissions apply at the object level and regulate access to the Talent Pool as a whole. These are considered 'gate' permissions that determine whether a user has access to view the Talent Pool itslef and does not apply to nominations within. 
  • Defining Talent Pool Target Population: Allows you to limit access to a subset of specific Talent Pools. Target population permissions use the attributes in the talent pool object definition. 
  • Managing Talent Pool Nomination Permissions: You can differentiate permissions for talent pool nominations so that you can allow some users to view nominations and others to also add, edit, or delete nominations. You can assign these nomination permissions regardless of permissions for administration of Talent Pool objects. Optionally, you can also apply target population restrictions to viewing/adding/editing/deleting nominations within the Talent Pools.

For more information, please see Wiki Article here or follow the Guided Answer here.

Note: The system will not validate and consider the Talent Pool object target population over the nomination permission target population for each permission role individually. For example if you have a user within your "View Talent Pool Nominations" Target Population, you will see them in each Talent Pool which you have been been granted access to.


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