Modify categories in Project Server

Summary: Edit security categories by using the Manage Categories page in Project Web App Settings.
Applies to: Project Server 2016, Project Server 2013

In Project Web App, you can modify an existing category from the Manage Categories page on the Project Web App Server Settings page. You might want to do this, for example, if an existing category has to be updated for new projects and resources.


Categories are only available in Project Server permission mode. 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 categories 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.

Modify a category

Perform the following procedure to modify an existing category in Project Web App.

To modify a category

  1. On the PWA home page, on the Settings menu, click Server Settings.

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

  3. On the Manage Categories page, in the Category Name list, click the name of the category that you want to edit.

  4. On the Add or Edit Category page, make your changes to the category information. For information about the options on the page, see Create security categories in Project Server.

  5. Click Save.

See also

Plan groups, categories, and RBS in Project Server

Global permissions in Project Server 2013

Create security categories in Project Server

Delete a category (Project Server permission mode)

Manage categories in Project Server