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Define Reference User ID in SAP

In this SAP FSCM (Financial Supply Chain Management) tutorial the SAP users will learn the step-by-step procedure to define a Reference User Id in the SAP system with proper screenshots.

What is Reference User ID in SAP?

Reference User's ID in SAP FSCM is used for authorization assignments to other users. If a user is assigned to a reference user, it inherits the authorizations from this reference user.

How to Define Reference User ID in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to define the reference user id in your SAP system:

Enter t-code SPRO in the SAP command field and press Enter to execute the transaction code.


On the next screen click the SAP Reference IMG button to proceed to the next steps.

SAP Reference IMG

Now navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

SPRO > SAP Reference IMG > Financial Supply Chain Management > Bill Direct > Process Integration with Accounts Receivable Accounting > Define Reference User

IMG Path

Next on the Change View "Reference User for Biller Direct": Overview screen you will see a list of all previously defined Reference User Id on your SAP system.

Change View "Reference User"

Next, click the New Entries button to define a new reference user id on your SAP system.

New Enteries

Now on the screen enter the following fields the :

  • Reference User: Enter the reference user id that defines the new reference user id.
  • Name of Reference User: Enter the description of the new reference user.


Once all the details have been entered click the Save button to save the newly defined reference user id.


Now select your Customization Request id and press Enter to go to the next screen.


Next, the message Data was saved will be displayed at the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully defined the new Reference User ID on your SAP system.

Reference User Id