I am starting with Permissions in MS PROJECT SERVER 2010. There are various types of Permissions in MS PROJECT SERVER 2010!
Project Web App Permissions – Those are high level permissions. If you exclude (disable) any permission from here, no one can do anything with that from anywhere. For example, if you uncheck Clean up Project Server Database, no one will be able to delete any Enterprise object from anywhere. If you include (enable) any permission the user will be granted to that permission if this permission belongs to the group where user belongs
To get Web App Permissions I will log on to PWA (Project Webb Access) with Administrators privileges and I will choose:
I will get:
This is only a part of all permissions! I suggest that you keep all Permissions ON here (which are default) and then disable any of them in Category Permission, which I will cover in my next posts! You should disable permission only if you are 100% sure that you will not need it anywhere! I will not cover what each of these permissions means, because it will take me a lot of space, and by the way, you can find it on the Microsoft TechNet sites, and in the book I have recommended to you in my previous post!
I will show you what happens if I, for example, disable the New Project permission.
First I will show you how can I access this feature (Open Project) through PWA, with Project Manager account. The very first screen, after I log on is:
I will click on the Project Center, and I will get:
As you can see I can open a new Project:
Now, I am going to use my Administrator’s account and I am going to disable the New Project permission:
Now, I am going to try to make a New Project:
As you can see, it is DISABLED!
For the end of this Post I must say that managing permissions in MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 is very complicated, but if you have define the Plan you can save a lot of time and trouble. In my next post I will talk abut groups and categories!