Manage Project Web App permissions in Project Server 2010


Applies to: Project Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2012-01-19

Summary: Project Server global and category permissions can be disabled, but this action should be examined carefully before it is done.

You can use the Manage Project Web App Permissions page to control which global and category permissions are enabled on a given Microsoft Project Server 2010 instance. An administrator can use the Project Web App Permissions page to deny access to all Project Server 2010 users for a particular feature in Microsoft Project Professional or a Microsoft Project Web App (PWA) instance. If a Project Web App permission is disabled on this page, the equivalent global or category permission is disabled for users throughout PWA. All permissions on this page are enabled by default.

For example, if you deny the Delete project permission, users throughout PWA cannot delete projects, regardless of whether they have the Delete project category permission.


Before disabling a Project Web App permission, thoroughly consider the effects on your organization of doing so. If you want to turn off a permission for only some Project Web App users, verify whether you can do it by creating a custom group and denying the permissions you want to restrict.

Task requirements

The following are required to perform the procedures for this task:

  • Access to Project Server 2010 through the Project Web App site.

  • The Manage users and groups global permission in Project Server 2010 to manage Project Web App organizational permissions.

To manage Project Web App organizational permissions in Project Server 2010, you can perform the following procedure: