Missing Security Section in PWA Settings

In this hint, I’ll solve the below Project Server issue

Missing Security Section in PWA Settings In Project Server 2016 / 2013.

Missing Security Section in PWA Settings In Project Server.


Cause

By default, the Project server activates the SharePoint Permission Mode, the Security setting is only activated in the Project Permission Mode.

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In Project Server 2013 / 2016, There is two permission mode :

  • SharePoint Permission Mode.(Default)
  • Project Permission Mode.

By default, Project server activates the SharePoint Permission mode, and in this case, the security section does not appear in PWA Settings.

In SharePoint Permission Mode,

  • You cannot edit the default permissions assigned to any of these SharePoint groups.
  • You cannot create additional custom groups.
  • You cannot create additional custom categories.
  • There is no (Resource Breakdown Structure) RBS filtering.
  • The user delegation feature is not available.
  • The Impersonation is not available.

Solution

To show the Security section in PWA settings, you should activate the Project Permission Mode via Powershell by running Set-SPProjectPermissionMode cmdlet.

Note: Before you decide to switch from one Permission Mode to another, you should be aware of all the current activated Permission Mode configurations settings will be deleted and can’t be restored.

Show Security Section In PWA Settings In Project Server

  • Open SharePoint Management Shell as Administrator.

run-sharepoint-management-shell-as-administrator

  • Run the below cmdlet.

Switch Permission Mode in Project Server 2013.


Set-SPPRojectPermissionMode -Url 'PWA URL' -AdministratorAccount 'domain\adminaccount' -Mode ProjectServer

Switch Permission Mode in Project Server

Switch Permission Mode in Project Server 2016.

Set-SPPRojectPermissionMode -Url 'PWA URL' -Mode ProjectServer
  • Once the Project Server Permission Mode is activated, you should now see the security section in PWA Settings as shown below

project-server-permission-mode


Switch from Project Permission Mode to SharePoint Permission Mode In Project Server 2013.

You should run the below cmdlet by running SharePoint Management Shell as Administrator.

SharePoint 2013

Set-SPPRojectPermissionMode -Url 'PWA URL' -AdministratorAccount 'domain\adminaccount'  -Mode SharePoint

Switch from Project Permission Mode to SharePoint Permission Mode In Project Server 2016.

Set-SPPRojectPermissionMode -Url 'PWA URL' -Mode SharePoint

warning-iconIf the SharePoint Mode has been activated and you intend to switch to Project Server Mode, you should be aware of the SharePoint Permission Mode configurations settings will be removed and vice versa.


Applies To
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
See also
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