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#ProjectServer #PS2013 #Project Site permission sync clarification #SP2013 #SharePoint #ProjectOnline

Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

Just a quick post to make you aware of a design change in the Project Server 2013 project site sync when in Project Server permission mode. The only issue is that you may find project team members without assignments are granted edit access to the associated project site rather than read access – this is now by design.

In Project Server 2010 if a user / resource was added to the project team but not assigned to any tasks they were added to the Readers (Microsoft Project Server) SharePoint group on the associated project site. This is different in Project Server 2013, when the users / resources are added to the project team but not assigned to tasks they are added to the Team Members (Project Web App Synchronized) SharePoint group rather than an equivalent Readers (Microsoft Project Web App) group. This is working as designed as there are now only two SharePoint groups on the Project Sites used in the permission sync:

Project Managers (Project Web App Synchronized)
Users who have published this project or who have Save Project permission in Microsoft Project Web App.
 
Team Members (Project Web App Synchronized)
Users who have assignments in this project in Microsoft Project Web App.

This could be misleading if you used 2010 and also if you view the SharePoint permission level descriptions. The Project Server 2013 Project Site permission levels can be seen below:

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The “Readers (Microsoft Project Web App)” states “Users who have been added to this project in Microsoft Project Web App, but not assigned to tasks.”

Also the “Team Members (Project Web App Synchronized)” SharePoint group permission description is not quite accurate as it should states that it also includes project team members without assignments:

“Users who have assignments in this project in Microsoft Project Web App”

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Hope that helps.

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