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Coordinate Project Server and Windows SharePoint Services security

Office 2007

Updated: May 7, 2009

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-27

Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 is completely dependent upon Windows SharePoint Services to support its user interface, farm topology, and administration features. Security is tightly integrated between Office Project Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services. When a project is published, if the server has been configured to allow it, a project workspace site is created. On the Project Workspace Provisioning Setting page, which can be accessed from the Server Settings page in the Operational Policies section, you can select the box to Automatically add Project Web Access users to project team Web site when SharePoint site is created or when the project manager publishes the project information to Project Server.

When you do this, users who have been added to the project or who have been granted Manage Windows SharePoint Services permission in Office Project Server 2007 are added to at least one of four Windows SharePoint Services groups:

  • Web Administrator (Microsoft Office Project Server)   Users who have Manage Windows SharePoint Services permission in Office Project Server 2007 and are contributors to the project workspace site, meaning that they can create and edit documents, issues, and risks.

  • Project Managers (Microsoft Office Project Server)   Users who have published this project or who have Save Project permission in Office Project Server 2007 and are contributors to the project workspace site, meaning that they can create and edit documents, issues, and risks.

  • Team members (Microsoft Office Project Server)   Users who have assignments in this project in Office Project Server 2007 and are contributors to the project workspace site, meaning that they can create and edit documents, issues, and risks.

  • Readers (Microsoft Office Project Server)   Users who have been added to this project in Office Project Server 2007, but not assigned to tasks.

Office Project Server 2007 groups and Windows SharePoint Services are synchronized whenever a project is published or the administrator selects a project workspace site on the Project Workspaces page and then clicks Synchronize.

Additional Project Server permissions that govern Windows SharePoint Services access are:

  • Log on   Denies or allows user access to the Project Web Access site and to project workspace sites.

  • View Project Workspaces   Category permission that denies or allows user access to projects in the category.

  • Create object links   Category permission that denies or allows user ability to create links between Windows SharePoint Services objects and tasks.

There might be a circumstance where you want to grant people who are not members of the project access to the project workspace site. Anyone assigned to the Web Administrator group can create new users for a project workspace site. In addition to the four groups mentioned above, there are four default Windows SharePoint Services groups. They are:

  • Full Control   Has full control.

  • Design   Can edit lists, document libraries, and pages in the Web site.

  • Contribute   Can view pages and edit list items and documents.

  • Read   Can view pages, list items, and documents.

Project workspace security groups are equivalent to the Windows SharePoint Services security groups.

  • Web Administrator equals Full Control

  • Project Managers equals Design

  • Team members equals Contribute

  • Readers equals Read

This topic is included in the following downloadable book for easier reading and printing:

See the full list of available books at Downloadable content for Project Server 2007.

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