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Project Server 2013 (365) Security Mode with CSOM RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm developing a CSOM module within our own commercial application which will import and export Project Server 2013 (365) data to and from our application. What is the recommended security mode to use? The application requires that a designated use account be provided security access to read and write Project Server data regardless of who the project owner is. The application is currently able to read and write project data authenticated with a user assigned to the SharePoint Project Manager security role, but fails to update data when the project owner is different from the actual user account that’s authenticated within the application. The application is able to read all project data regardless of which account is the project owner. 
    Would a switch to Project Permission Mode help me to bypass this restriction?
    Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    With the Project Server permission mode you could create a security group that gave full edit access to all projects in the organisation. The benefit to the PS permission mode is the flexibility to customise the permission model. SP permission mode is simple as there is no administration to it.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:34 AM
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  • Why don't you just specify a user account that has admin access to Project Server? You will have the same problem in Project Server permission mode if the user doesn't have the correct access.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:13 PM
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  • Hi Paul,

    Some of our clients would be nervous about using an admin account. Could we use Project Server permission mode and create an account that could read and update projects without granting total admin rights?

    I suppose that would be feasible. 

    Is there any benefit to using Project Server permission mode over SharePoint permissions.

    Thanks,

    Ed

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:31 PM
  • Hello,

    With the Project Server permission mode you could create a security group that gave full edit access to all projects in the organisation. The benefit to the PS permission mode is the flexibility to customise the permission model. SP permission mode is simple as there is no administration to it.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:34 AM
    Moderator