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Define Validity Period for Authorization in SAP

Updated Dec 28, 2022

This SAP MM (Material Management) tutorial, explains the step-by-step procedure to define the Validity Period for Authorization in the SAP system with the proper screenshots.

What is Authorization Validity in SAP?

As the delivery approaches, the SAP system determines to authorize the transaction 10 days before delivery. As part of this authorization attempt, the system checks how long the authorization is valid.

How to Define Validity Period for Authorization in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to define the validity period for authorization in your SAP system:

Enter t-code SPRO in the SAP Command Field and then press Enter button to run it.


Now on Customizing: Execute Project screen click the SAP Reference IMG button to proceed.

Reference IMG

Next, navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

SPRO > SAP Reference IMG > Material Management > Purchasing > Supplier and Category Management > Purchasing Categories > Define MIME Types for Attachments

IMG path

Next on the Change View "Validity Period of an Authorization": Overview screen, you will see the previously defined Validity Period for Authorization on your SAP system.

Previous List

Next, click the New Entries button to define a new Validity Period for Authorization on your SAP system.

New Enteries

Now, provide the following details for the new Authorization Validity Period as shown in the image below:


Once all the details are entered click the Save button to save the details of the new Validity Period for Authorization.


Next, select your Customization Request id and press Enter to proceed.


A message Data was saved will be displayed on the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully created a new Validity Period for Authorization in your SAP system.

New Authorization Period Types