Delete a security group (Project Server permission mode)

Summary: Delete custom security groups by using the Manage Groups page in Project Web App Settings.
Applies to: Project Server 2016, Project Server 2013

In Project Server permission mode, if you no longer need a security group in Project Web App, you can delete it. Before you delete a group, ensure that no other users or groups are dependent on it for required permissions.


If you are using SharePoint permission mode, see Plan SharePoint groups in Project Server for information about managing users in Project Web App.

Before you begin


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Before you begin this operation, review the following information about prerequisites:

  • Read Manage users in Project Server.

  • You must have access to Project Web App.


    The Manage users and groups global permission in Project Web App is required to complete this procedure.

Delete a security group

Perform the following procedure to delete a group in Project Web App.


We highly recommend that you not delete the default Project Web App groups. The Team Members group cannot be deleted.

To delete a custom group

  1. On the Project Web App home page, on the Settings menu, click Server Settings.

  2. On the Server Settings page, in the Security section, click Manage Groups.

  3. On the Manage Groups page, in the Group Name list, find the group you want to delete. Select the check box next to the group that you want to delete. Note that you can select multiple groups.

  4. Click Delete Group.

  5. A message box appears, asking for confirmation and noting that the group will be permanently removed. Click OK to delete the group.


    Security groups are permanently deleted, unlike deactivated user accounts (which can be reactivated). If you delete a security group and then find that you want to have it again, you must recreate it.

See also

Manage users in Project Server