Remove SAP GUI security notifications

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).

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.

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

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 (17)

 2018-08-19  Lola Barker
Thanks that was helpful
 2018-08-19  Mathew Jefferson
Świetna historia, dzięki za udostępnienie
 2018-08-19  Tyler Colon
Obrigado, muito informativo
 2018-08-19  Claudia Cohen
간단하고 명확하며 잘 설명해 주셔서 감사합니다.
 2018-08-19  Catherine Hunter
 2018-08-19  Melissa Ross
Merhaba, yazınızı gördüm ve sorunumu çözmeme yardımcı oldu, çok teşekkürler
 2018-08-19  Jerry Garcia
Điều đó làm việc tốt cho tôi, không cần phải tìm thêm
 2018-08-19  Rose Stewart
Не знаю, как благодарить вас, но это чистый гений, спасибо
 2018-08-19  BrilliantGreen
Questo ha funzionato bene per me, non c'è bisogno di cercare oltre
 2018-08-19  MarcsTwist
Wow, c'est vraiment aussi simple, va essayer maintenant
 2018-08-19  Rowexexawayg
سایت عالی، لطفا ادامه دهید
 2018-08-19  xxbaileygirlI
Itu bekerja dengan baik untuk saya, tidak perlu melihat lagi
 2018-08-19  zlatomirR
Jeg skal prøve det nå, takk for at du deler
You saved my arse. Thanks
Many thanks for this. My admin had changed write to C:/ to Deny. He insisted he had not done anything either.
I don't mind warnings pop ups, but it asking for file which doesn't exists.
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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