Permission Sets Editor

Permission Sets control access to Project Workspaces. A workspace is associated with a single project and gives you access to view team members, track issues, share documents, and view invoices. Workspaces are typically accessed by project managers, team members, and clients. Each of these groups will most likely need a unique set of permissions.

Once you define a permission set for each group, apply it to new projects through the engagement type editor. Permissions can then be further tweaked on a project-by-project basis through the project editor.

This form is reached by choosing View | Administration | Setup | Permission sets

Permissions and Settings

To make changes on this tab you must have the global permission System Settings set to Update.

Each new project's permission sets are determined by its engagement type. Edit your engagement types to change the default permissions on new projects. For existing projects you will want to open the project and change the permission sets manually.

Manage Permission Sets

The permission sets browser shows each permissions set defined in your installation.

Add Permission Set

Click the Create New Permission Set button.

Edit Permission Set

Double click any permission set.

Delete Permission Set

Right click on any existing set and choose Delete Permission Set. If the permission set is currently applied to any engagement types or projects then you won't be able to delete it. Go in and remove everywhere in the system before deleting.

Permission Sets Editor

The permission set editor is relatively simple. See the table below for an explanation of each setting. Before you start creating your permission sets, make sure that you understand the access areas like "Home" and the workspace groups like "Clients." See further down to read about them.

NameProvide an identifying name. Your users will pick a permission set based on this name.
DescriptionDescribe the permission set. Descriptions are only shown on this tab.
Workspace Access

There are five separate areas that you can give access to. Visit the individual areas for a full description of what they are for or see below for a brief overview.

Set All to NoneQuickly change all permissions to the none column
Set All to ViewQuickly change all permissions to the view column
Set All to UpdateQuickly change all permissions to the update/view column

Workspace User Groups

Permission sets are applied to groups of users, not individuals. Projector provides seven predetermined groups. Each group is explained in the table below.

User Type


Engagement Manager

Whoever is defined as the Engagement Manager on the Engagement Info Tab

Project Manager

Includes two groups of people.

Booked Resources (non-limited)

Resources with booked hours except for those who are limited

Booked Resources (limited)

Resources with booked hours who have Limit access to projects in Employee Portal set in the User Editor. The limited flag is often given to contractors who generally have less access to the system than internal employees.

Other Resources (non-limited)

Any other user in your installation except for those who are limited

Other Resources (limited)

A limited user is anyone who has Limit access to projects in Employee Portal set in the User Editor. The limited flag is often given to contractors who generally have less access to the system than internal employees.


Any user who has the Client flag ticked in the User Editor. These users are often given access to Invoices to see current and past billing history. Sometimes they are given access to Issues or Documents areas so that they can track the progress of the team.

In Practice

This section shows you the actual places in Projector where permission sets come into play. There are four areas of interest - Project Home, Issues, Invoices, and Documents.

Project Home

On the Home tab of project workspaces there are two areas. The upper area displays general project information like the name, code, and description. The lower area shows each team member along with their contact information.


The Issues Tab is used to assign and track project-level tickets as well as to coordinate issues with your client. Each issue is entered with a category and a priority, and is assigned an owner. Documents can be attached to the issue, and users can reference issue history.


The documents tab allows you to track project documents, share files among team members, and keeps a history of files as they are updated.



The invoices area is a portal for your clients to view their invoices, invoice history, and project messages.