Security in Primavera can confuse you if you don’t understand the relationship between the different elements like EPS,WBS,OBS etc. in Primavera.

Security for a user in Primavera is governed by the Security Profiles assigned to it. There are 2 profiles in Primavera; Global Profile and Project Profile.

Global profile – Through this profile you can define a user’s access to application-wide Information and settings; such as the Enterprise Project Structure (EPS), Resources, Roles, and Cost Accounts. Each user must be assigned a global profile.

Project Profile – Through this profile you can define a user’s access to project. It is not necessary that each user be assigned a project profile; however, users cannot access projects unless they are assigned a project profile but they will still be able to access project if their Global profile is “Admin Super User”. Project profile is assigned to the OBS which in turn is assigned to the user.

The figure below explains how these profiles are allocated.

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Next post we will be talking about these profiles in detail.