Project Web App Permissions in MS PROJECT SERVER 2010


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!



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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3 Responses to Project Web App Permissions in MS PROJECT SERVER 2010

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  2. Julia Reynolds says:

    Hey Nenad, awesome post. Project Server Permissions are non-trivial and this is a very good introduction. What is the book you are recommending for implementors of Project Server?

    • Nenad Trajkovski says:

      I recomend Implementing and administering Project Server 2010 Second Edition by Gary L. Chefetz and Dale A. Howard!

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