The certificate profiles use the SAP function for status management. This allows the system to continuously document the processing status of a profile. The status of a profile determines whether or not certain functions can be carried out. Each individual status thereby fulfills two functions:
There are two kinds of statuses:
The system statuses are determined automatically by the transactions you carry out. You cannot change a system status manually unless you are blocking or releasing a profile.
In the Customizing application, you can define whether you want to work with or without user statuses for each certificate type. Individual user statuses are grouped together into status profiles. With the help of user statuses and their associated authorizations, you can control the individual processing steps for a certificate profile.