Remove SAP GUI Security Notifications

Are you getting annoyed by all these SAP GUI Security notifications (Fig 1), asking you all the time if you want to allow a file access ? Saying each time “Always allow”, or any option that includes the “allow” word, might get you crazy…

Access to file denied in SAP

Are you getting annoyed by all these SAP GUI Security notifications (Fig 1), asking you all the time if you want to allow a file access ? Saying each time “Always allow”, or any option that includes the “allow” word, might get you crazy…

Hopefully, there is an easy solution to get rid of them, if that’s what you want – but I believe that if you provide files or ask SAP to create new files, then, of course, you want it to access them.

Go to the SAP options (Fig 2), and, once there, expand the “Security” section of the tree to display the “Security Settings” (Fig 3).

If you do not see any object displayed, it might be because the SAP security rules are hidden, this option being present on SAP 750 among other.

Simply uncheck the “Hide SAP Rules” to have them instantly being displayed.

I will propose you two different methods, a quick and dirty one which will allow everything, not only the file read / write, and another one to allow just what you need.

1 – The quick & dirty method, not recommended

There is a quick way to allow access, which I do not recommend, but will work absolutely in all cases.

Simply change the “Status” option from “Customized” (Fig 4) (I believe you won’t have a “Strict deny” by default) to “Disabled”. Click “Apply” and/or “OK” (Fig 4), and you can then freely upload files or ask SAP to write some of your files.

But take care with this solution, as whole security will be disabled, you may experience some unexpected issues later on.

2 – Specifying read/write drives, recommended

The longer – but more secured – solution, would be to manually specify which folders or drives you want to allow SAP to read / write in it without asking you for permission each time.

Go down to the last line of the “Security rules”, which is blank (Fig 5). Clicking on it will allow you to access the “Insert” button.

Select “Type : File”, “Access Types : Read/write”, enter your drive root followed by a star (for example, “C:/*” under Windows) (Fig 6), and click OK – you will not be asked anymore, in any SAP environment, to allow or deny a read or write access to any file on this drive !

Don’t forget to repeat this operation for each drive : local drives, shared drives, network drives, …

You can also of course only allow the access to a specific folder, or specify systems for a folder.

An action triggered by the server was denied: SAP error that is triggered by security settings. It can be solved by updating the SAP Easy Access security parameters locally

For example, you can set up access to one directory only for your production environment, one for simulation, one for development, …

SAP security key to allow file download on local computer
SAP security key to allow file upload on local computer

An action triggered by the server was denied

To allow SAP to access a specific file, the rule has to be changed to allow. Go to customize local layout (Alt + F12) > Options > Security > Security settings.

This SAP GUI popup messages occurs because the access to the local file on the computer is actually denied by the SAP GUI security settings, which have to be updated.

Here, scroll at the end of the security rules, and change from deny to allow for the rule H/app.server/S/3200.

An Action Triggered By The Server Was Denied Based On A Rule
Could not able to download due to SAP GUI security

How to disable pop up in SAP on Internet Explorer

Go to menu tools > internet options > security > local intranet > custom level, find the use pop-up blocker in the miscellaneous tab, and change from enable to disable. After that, the SAP pop-ups should not display anymore in Internet Explorer.

How to disable pop up in SAP interface

Find the SAP GUI configuration program from the Windows search menu.

Here, go to security settings > open security configuration > default action, and change the default action from ask to allow.

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He is an international SAP ERP implementation facilitator. He worked more than 10 years in international ERP project management, global supply chain perfection, financial optimization, and SAP ERP project deployment. He made business transformation possible in various industries, such as Logistics, Cosmetics, Consumer Goods, Beauty Care, or Fashion, in many countries around the globe.

Comments (4)

 2018-11-05 -  ARP
You saved my arse. Thanks
 2018-11-05 -  kevin
Many thanks for this. My admin had changed write to C:/ to Deny. He insisted he had not done anything either.
 2018-12-11 -  Mithi
I don't mind warnings pop ups, but it asking for file which doesn't exists.
 2020-06-05 -  John
Thanks. It has helped a lot. And Yes, SAP makes it really crazy asking every time “Allow, Deny. super old system.

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