SAP GRC - Installation and Configuration

When you install SAP GRC, there are various configuration and settings that you need to perform in GRC. The key activities include −

  • Creating connectors in GRC

  • Configuring AMF to use the connectors

  • Creating callback connectors

  • Creating connections in GRC is standard process of creating RFC connection using T-Code − SM59

SAP GRC is available in SAP Easy Access → under Governance Risk Compliance folder.

Step 1 − Open SAP Easy access menu and use T-Code − SPRO

SAP Easy Access

Step 2 − Go to Governance, Risk and Compliance under SAP Reference IMG → Common Component Settings → Integration Framework → Create Connectors

Create Connectors

Step 3 − Create connector is shortcut for creating SM59 connection.

Step 4 − To see existing connections, go to Maintain Connectors and Connection Types −

Maintain Connectors

You can see connector types as shown below. These connector types can be used for configuration for different purposes −

  • Local system connectors are used to integrate with the SAP BusinessObjects Access Control application for monitoring segregation of duty violations

  • Web service connectors are used for external partner data sources (see section)

  • SAP system connectors are used in all other cases.

Step 5 − Go to Connection Type Definition tab −

Connection Type

Step 6 − Define which of the connectors previously defined in SM59 can be used in monitoring. Go to define Connectors

Define Connectors

Step 7 − In the screen you can see a connector name — SMEA5_100. This is a connector which shows a connector to an ECC system.

Find Connectors

The third column that lists the name of a connector which is defined in the monitored system, and which is configured to point back to the GRC system being configured here.

SMEA5_100 is another connector in the GRC system and it points to an ERP system which is to be monitored. SM2 is a connector on the ECC system and it points back to GRC system.

Step 8 − Define Connector Group Screen on the left side.

Connector Group

Step 9 − Here you have to ensure that all the connector configurations for automated monitoring should belong to the configuration group called Automated Monitoring as shown above under define automated monitoring connector group.

Step 10 − Go to assign connectors to connector group on the left side.

Assign Connector Group

Step 11 − Assign the connector to AM connector group as mentioned in the above screenshot.

Step 12 − Go to Maintain Connection Settings in main menu as in the following screenshot.

Maintain Connection Settings

Step 13 − You need to enter the integration scenario you want, enter AM as in the following screenshot −

Enter Am

Step 14 − Click on the green tick mark as shown in the above screenshot; you will be directed to the following screen with nine sub-scenarios.


The highlighted box shows nine entries called sub-scenarios and they represent the different types of data sources and business rules supported under Process Control 10.

Step 15 − For the System to be monitored, you need to link the corresponding connector to that sub-scenario.

Step 16 − Select the sub-scenario you want configurable and then choose Scenario Connector Link in the left side as shown below −

Scenario Connector Link

Step 17 − You will be directed to the following screen −

Connector Link Overview

Step 18 − Now the connector you want to use for that scenario is not already in the list for that sub-scenario,

  • You can click on New Entries button at the top to add it.
  • You can follow these recommendations to add subscenarios −
    • ABAP Applications − ABAP report, SAP query, configurable program
    • SAP BW − BW query
    • Non SAP System − External Partner
    • Process Integrator − PI
    • GRC System − SoD integration
New Entries