Goal: Help protect project information

Applies to
Microsoft Office Project 2003
Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
Microsoft Project 2000 and 2002

Project and Project Server offer basic security features that help protect your project information from unauthorized access.

 Tip   This article is part of a series of articles that describe a broad set of project management activities. We call these activities "goals" because they are organized around the project management life cycle: Build a plan, track and manage a project, and close a project. The project life cycle is outlined in The Project Map, where you can find a link to an article about each project management goal. Most of the articles include links to supporting information or procedures that you perform in Project or Project Server. These "goal" articles were designed to help you not only use Project but also better understand project management.

Previous goal    Next goal

See all goals on the Project Map

Uniformed security officer

number 1  Enter collaboration information for resources      If you are using Project Server, you can choose between two types of authentication (authentication: The process of identifying a specific user and confirming that the user has permission to access Project Server.) methods for team members. The authentication method determines how users are identified and validated when they try to access Project Server.

Number 2  Read about Project Server security settings     A number of factors affect the security of information in Project Server. Some are controlled by you and others are controlled by the Project Server administrator (administrator: Sets up and manages user accounts, assigns permissions, and helps users with network or server access issues. This person can also manage and customize various elements in Project Professional and in Project Server.). You may need to coordinate with the administrator to set the appropriate options for your project.

Click all of the following that apply:

Number 3  Change the security level for macro virus protection      If you use macros (macro: An action or a set of actions that you can use to automate tasks. Macros are recorded in the Visual Basic for Applications programming language.) in your project file, you need to specify the security level.

Click all of the following that apply: