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2620783 - Migrating to Role-Based Permissions - HCM Suite


  • How to enable Role-Based Permission?
  • Understand why and how to start the process of migrating to role-based permissions (RBP);
  • Determine your current complexity, the prerequisites and identify key resources available to you;
  • How SAP SuccessFactors Cloud Product Support will assist you during migration;


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Why migrate?

Without RBP, you will not have access to this functionality within your SAP SuccessFactors solutions:

  • Data protection and privacy features that support the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements (May 25, 2018) 


          - Role-Based Permissions (RBP) – Security must be re-defined with new functionality.
          - Extension Center and/or Metadata Framework (MDF) (See Guide to Implementing the Metadata Framework). It is encouraged that customers upgrade to MDF  via the "Upgrade Center" by enabling a feature called  “Extension                Center” this feature will automatically have MDF enabled see KBA 2379483 for further guidance.

  • Universal Upgrade to Fiori
  • People Profile 

Why is this important?

This migration is not automated and will take time and effort to complete. We highly recommend you to watch the below session and guides before start the process to migrate to RBP:

 Migrating to Role Based Permissions recorded webinar

 Migrating to Role-Based Permissions guides

When do I have to migrate?

We will be universally enabling RBP to all non-RBP customers on May 18th 2019 for Preview instances and June 15th 2019 for Production instances. 

It will be customer's responsibility to ensure your SuccessFactors instances run with the RBP framework.  If you do not currently have RBP enabled in your instance(s), act today to begin planning your RBP migration to ensure you are able to complete your migration prior to the Universal Upgrade dates.


Preparing for a Role-Based Permissions Migration



  • Review the Security Model Complexity.
  • Determine if you need consulting guidance or if you may be able to configure the RBP permission model by leveraging the configuration guide and the webinars referenced above.
  • Please utilize our standard support channels if additional guidance is needed.


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