How restrict Project Managers to have access to only specific projects in Project Server 2010? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a number of project managers, how should I define restrictions in the Project Web App so that specific Project Managers can only access specific projects that they are managing and not other projects managed by other managers?

    I am not sure if the 'owner' has anything to do with this, but in this case, I plan to have someone defined as the owner (the person creating the project), and this won't be the project manager.

    Thanks a lot.

    Monday, February 14, 2011 10:56 PM


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  • The owner and the project manager are the same.  It sounds like you want someone to create the project and use a standard template, but after this, you may want to assign the owner to the project manager.   This is done in PWA.  The standard out-of-box is configured for project managers to see only their projects.


    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:15 AM
  • Hi Izumibb

    As Michael already said, this can be achieved easily, its available OOB  as Grops / Category permission set, since you mentioned PM's are not creating the projects, so follow this, Edit the users who will be PM by navigating to Server Settings >> Security Tab>> Manage Users >> Edit the PM >> In Security Group Add Project manager >> In Security Categories , Add Only - My Projects, My Tasks, My Resources , Set permission with template Project manager >> Apply >> Save do this for all PM's

    Once Done you are up with your security, now when any new project is created by edit the Project Properties >> navigate to project Centre >> Select Project >> Edit Project properties >> Change the owner

      By doing this all your owners will be changed to actual PM's and they will be able to access their own projects only

    Hope this helps

    Thanks | Sunil Kr Singh | http://epmxperts.wordpress.com
    • Proposed as answer by HFprojects Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:05 PM
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:37 AM
  • lzumibb --

    Refer to the following FAQ for guidance:


    Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:47 PM
  • I propose Sunil's response as the answer as the url in Dale's response requires a login.
    Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:06 PM