There are times where you may need to make a person an Administrator only on a specific project without letting them change installation settings or other important account settings.

The Project Administrator permission type allows you to give an ordinary user Administrator privileges on a certain project only.

Project Specific Administrators can:


  • Grant permissions to users on a project
  • Delete or Edit messages created by other project members
  • Delete or Edit time logs created by other project members
  • Delete or Edit tasks created or assigned to other project members
  • Change project settings such as:
    • Active / Archived status
    • Project Announcement
    • Project Description
    • Project Logo
    • Project Start Tab
  • Add Users to the project
    • If they are in the Owner company - they will be able to add users from all companies
    • If they are in a Client company - they will only be able to add users from companies that are already assigned to the project
  • Add new Users to the account*
* The ability to add new users to the account is based on a setting located in the Site Settings > General >Project Administrators can create users

This is set to "YES" by default, if you do not want a project administrator to have this ability, you can change the option to "NO"

To give the Project Administrator permission to a User:


  • Go the the People tab in the relevant project
  • Click on the cog icon to the far right of the User's profile
  • Click the Project Administrator permission to on.
For more information see: Setting user permissions on a project