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How to create new User ID | SAP User Account (SU01)

New user in SAP

The following SAP security training tutorials guides you how to create new user accounts in SAP step by step. In our previous Security tutorials we have learnt about user master record and user types in SAP.

Step 1: – Enter transaction code “SU01” in the SAP command field and press enter.

Transaction code SU01

Step 2: – On user maintenance screen, update the following details.

  1. User: – Enter new user id that you wants to create.
  2. Click on create button (F8)

User maintenance initial screen

Step 3: – On next screen, update the following details.

Address tab: –

  1. Title: – Update the title from drop down list.
  2. Last Name: – Update the user last name, this is mandatory field that to be update.
  3. First name: – Update the first name of user.
  4. Communication: – Update all communication details of user like mobile number, email id and default language.

user creation address tab

Logon data: – On logon data tab, update the following details.

  1. User type: – Update the user type that you want to assign to the used id.
  2. Password: – Update the initial and repeat password (for e.g. SAP@123456), later user can change the password. It is mandatory to follow the password parameters
  3. Validity period: – Update the valid period start data and last date.

Logon data user creation in SAP

Default tab: – Click on default tab and update the following information.

  1. You can update default details of Logon language, date format, time format, start menu and so on.
  2. Spool Control: – Specify the output device like printer.
  3. Personal Time Zone: – You can specify the time zone of user based on his location.

default tab

Parameters: – Update the parameters and parameter value.

parameter to create user in SAP

Role tab: –

User Role is one of the important step to be assign to a user. The admin has to assign a particular role to a user to perform his tasks. For example if you are create user for system admin, here we assign role to the user.role user in SAP


It is the mandatory field that you have to assign profile to a user, SAP provides predefined SAP_All means user will be have authorization for all transactions.

How to create new User ID profile

Group: – Assign user to a specific user group.

user groups in SAP

After updating all the mandatory fields, click on save button to save the configured new user id in SAP.