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2836948 - Payment medium files downloaded from the app "Manage Payment Media" can be edited manually by user.

Symptom

Payment medium files downloaded from the app "Manage Payment Media" are not encrypted and can be changed manually by user.

Environment

  • Financial Accounting (FI)
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • SAP Fiori 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to app "Manage Payment Media".
  2. Enter Run date and Run Identification.
  3. Click on GO.
  4. Select record and click on Download button.
  5. Open the downloaded TXT file.
  6. Make manual changes to the file.

Resolution

SAP doesn't support the encryption of the downloaded payment medium file in S/4HANA Cloud. Instead we would recommend you to consider to use the SAP Multi Bank Connectivity(MBC). This will give you a secure and automatic way to connect to your bank for payment files and bank statements and also offers monitoring capabilities. Files exchanged with MBC are encrypted and signed.
Multi-Bank Connectivity is packaged in Scope Item 16R as standard scope. All the customers get MBC content by default, but the connection set-up needs additional license from application perspective. The monitoring is only available in combination with Advanced Cash Operations (J78) which is a licensed Scope Item.

Please refer to the scope items 16R and J78 in the best practices explorer for more information.
Bank Integration with SAP Multi-Bank Connectivity (‏16R‏): https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/scopeitems/16R
Advanced Cash Operations (‏J78‏): https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/scopeitems/J78

See Also

Bank Integration with SAP Multi-Bank Connectivity (‏16R‏): https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/scopeitems/16R
Advanced Cash Operations (‏J78‏): https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/scopeitems/J78

Keywords

F1868, S4PC, Cloud, FI-FIO-AP, FI-AP-AP-B1, FIN-FSCM-BNK, 16R, J78, MBC, Multi Bank Connectivity, Advance Cash Operations, FSN, Manage Automatic Payments, Payment Medium File, Payment Media, Payment Advice, text file, TXT, XML , KBA , FI-AP-AP-B1 , Payment transfer (w/o DE, US) , FI-FIO-AP , Fiori UI for Accounts Payable , FIN-FSCM-BNK , Direct Bank Communication , How To

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions