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Is there a way we can save resource as active without an AD account RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a project server user_1, who started as contractor with empid xx001, now we hired user_1, now user_1 has different empid xx002 with different pay rate in HR system, but uses the same AD account.  In order to keep the old project account user_1 information (employee ID) in the project server which required by third party application, the project manager disabled user_1 account in PWA, and created account user_2 in PWA site that ties to the same AD account, this causes the problem because schedules reference the user_1 as a resource for past work, we get warnings every time we open the schedule.  Is there any way to keep user_1 as an active resource with no AD account?

    Thanks in advance!


    Qun Yue

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:03 PM

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  • Depends on the version of Project server.   If using Project Server 2010 prior to service pack 1, you can create a bogus AD account and project server 2010 will accept.

    If it is after 2010 service pack 1, then it can be done but requires creating a secondary claims based authentication model, using forms based authentication. 


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:40 AM
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  • We are SP1 already. I don't know you can create a secondary claims based authentication model for existing web application. Could you give me some details?  Thanks a lot!


    Qun Yue

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:11 PM
  • Setup another claims authentication model. I would suggest forms based.  This is all done in SharePoint and once set up the accounts can be used in project server.  The following link may get you started

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee537299.aspx


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2:11 AM
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