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Implied Permissions for Entity Owners

Entity owner rights are built-in, or implied, for the resource that currently owns an entity. These permissions cannot be taken away (unless the resource is no longer the entity owner), but can be augmented with a permissions profile.

  • Implied permissions are a set of rights granted to the owner of an entity - these rights are not adjustable.
  • Profile permissions are rights that are configured in a permissions profile by checking the appropriate entity/permissions in the permissions hierarchy.

Implied permissions are not governed by profiles - an entity owner's permissions cannot be reduced. However, an entity owner's permissions can be augmented using a profile. For example, project owners get View/Edit rights to the project Details section. If you wanted to expand those rights for all project owners, you can modify the Owner profile by checking the additional permissions in the Permissions Hierarchy. If you wanted to augment the owner rights for one project in particular, you could add the owner to the project team along with a Team profile that grants additional permissions to the project. You can use this technique for any entity owner.

Note for task owners: Some fields on the task Details tab directly affect other tasks or the parent project. Default task owner permissions will exclude edit permissions on the following fields:

  • Start Date
  • Target Date
  • Duration
  • Manually Scheduled?
  • Active?
  • Constraint Type
  • Predecessor
  • Successor
  • Scheduled Resources