Introduction

In this article, we will be fixing this issue:

Missing Security Setting in PWA Settings in Project Server 2016 / 2013.


Scenario

In PWA Settings, you can't find the Security Settings as shown below.

Project Server 2016: Missing Security Settings in PWA Settings


Cause

This issue occurs because of the current PWA Instance Permission Mode is SharePoint Permission Mode, and the Security section is only activated in the Project Permission Mode. 

 Note
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.

 Important
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.


Steps

  • Open SharePoint Management Shell as Administrator.
  • Switch to the new Permission Mode by running the Set-SPProjectPermissionMode cmdlet as the following:

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

  • Go back to the PWA Setting, The Security Section should be now shown.
SHOW SECURITY Settings IN PWA SETTINGS


Applies To

  • Project Server 2013.
  • Project Server 2016.

Conclusion

In this article, we solved the issue of Missing Security Section in PWA Settings in Project Server 2016 / 2013.

Reference

Missing Security Section In PWA Settings.

See Also

Project Server 2016: SharePoint Permission Mode Vs Project Permission Mode.