Controlling Delegate Access RRS feed

  • Question

  • We would like to feed our Administrative hours into our HR system for maintaining vacation/sick balances (avoids people having to log in two systems). In doing this, we need to expand our use of sick and vacation categories in Project Server and, for legal reasons, will need to be concerned with which users have access to other users' timesheet data. Based on this, we have been trying to find a way to control delegation access in a way that will only allow managers to act as delegates for the people that report up to them. Through a category, we have been able to limit who they can be a delegate for, but have not been able to control who they can set to be the delegate.

    Has anyone had any experience with this, or know if there is a way to lock this down further?



    Monday, March 23, 2015 8:15 PM

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  • Julie,

    This is an interesting question..Well, the list of people who 'can be a delegate', is controlled by the Global Permission "Can be Delegate". One way to do this would be to take way this permission for all security groups that do need to be delegates, create a special group for managers who can be delegates. The thing you will miss is that scenario where you should be able to only set up youself as a delegate for your team.

    An alternative thought: Why can't you disable all the "Manage Delegate options" features, create a separate security group with all the managers who can be delegates, just give them the "Can be Delegates" permission, and then an admin can create the delegates for all managers. Considering the sensitivity of the data, you could put a process in place, where somebody has to put in an official request, if they want to act as a delegate to someone else. May be..?


    Prasanna Adavi, Project MVP

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    • Proposed as answer by James Boman Wednesday, March 25, 2015 1:20 AM
    Monday, March 23, 2015 9:08 PM
  • Thank you for your response, Prasanna. I'm thinking the chances are pretty slim that we will be able to "configure" these settings :)
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:44 PM