Disable permissions in Project Web App (Project Server permission mode) (Project Server 2013)

Summary: Project Web App global and category permissions can be disabled, but this action should be examined carefully before it is done.
Applies to: Project Server 2013

In Project Server permission mode, you can disable individual permissions in Project Web App.


In Project Web App, thoroughly consider the effects on your organization of disabling permissions before making such a change. If the removal of the permission does not need to be applied to all users, then verify whether another approach could be used. For example, could you create a custom group and deny the permission you want to restrict instead of disabling the permission throughout the organization?

For information about how permissions work, see Plan groups, categories, and RBS in Project Server.


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:

Disable a Project Web App organizational permission

Perform the following procedure to disable a Project Web App permission.

To disable a Project Web App permission

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

  2. On the Server Settings page, in the Security section, click Project Web App Permissions.

  3. On the Project Web App Permissions page, in the Available Project Web App Permissions list, clear the Enable check box next to the permission that you no longer want to make available to Project Web App users. (All Project Web App permissions are enabled by default.)

  4. Click Save.


    Enabling a previously disabled permission is simply done by selecting the Enable check box next to the permission that has been disabled.

See also

Manage Project Web App permissions (Project Server permission mode)

Plan groups, categories, and RBS in Project Server