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Accessing PWA - Error: Access Denied; Current User; You are currently signed in as user name RRS feed

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    I have a fully functioning Project Server 2010 PWA instance in VMware without Active Directory.

     

    Non Administrative account Users have been set up via Start\Administrative Tools\Computer Management\Computer Management (Local)\System Tools\Local Users and Groups\Users – right click New User

     

    These same users have been created as users in PWA via Server Settings >> Security >> Manage Users >> New User. They have been allocated to Groups via Server Settings >> Security >> Manage Groups with Categories set up via  Server Settings >> Security >> Manage Categories.

     

    I expected that the above set up would give the users access to PWA – instead when accessing PWA ie http://<servername>/pwa - enter user name and password an error message was generated as follows:

    Error: Access Denied

    Current User

    You are currently signed in as user name

     

    I found the only way of giving these non-administrative account users access was by adding them to either Project Managers Group (Microsoft Project Server) or Team Members (Microsoft Project Server) via Site Actions >> Site Permissions

     

    Is this the normal process for a non Active Directory environment? (I appreciate that a production environment would involve Active Directory). Or am I missing something?

     

    Thanks

    Trevor

     

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:07 AM

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  • Hi Trevor,

    I have to admit, I have not yet installed SP2010 or PS2010 in a non-AD environment so I am a little bit in the dark here.

     

    It rings a bell, however, that SP2010 and PS2010 doesn't really like non-AD accounts - perhaps you might just be better of creating a local domain for your users?

     

    thanks,

    Nico


    http://blogs.umtsa.co.za/nicoo
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:14 AM
  • Hi Nico

    You are right - SP2010 and PS2010 is meant to be created in an AD environment.

    I am currently setting up another virtual environment with AD setup.

    Thanks

    Trevor

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:20 PM
  • this is really frustrating, i am getting the access denied after creating pwa site with sp2010.  the same error you are getting

    is there a specific step by step guide as to how to assign permissions to a ps2010 site.  i have exhausted all resources

     

    Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:13 PM
  • I'd look to SharePoint non-AD solutions for the initial answer.  Can you
    hit the top level site (the one above PWA)?  I remember in the old days of
    FBA, you had to go modify the Web.Config file, but I don't think that's the
    case in 2010.
     
    Here's some search hits for SharePoint:
     
     
    Project Server specifically:
     
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 7:05 PM
    Moderator
  • I'd look to SharePoint non-AD solutions for the initial answer.  Can you
    hit the top level site (the one above PWA)?  I remember in the old days of
    FBA, you had to go modify the Web.Config file, but I don't think that's the
    case in 2010.
     
    Here's some search hits for SharePoint:
     
     
    Project Server specifically:
     
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 7:05 PM
    Moderator