Within Teamwork Projects, you can enable user profile permissions to specify what each user can do on your site.

You can update a user's permissions via the site-level People section.


In the list of people on your site, when you hover over a particular person, you will see the pencil icon to the far right of their details, to edit their profile.

When viewing the Edit Details modal, go to the Permissions tab to access the user permissions.

Internal company users

  • Is this user an administrator? Do you wish to grant admin rights to this user.
  • Can this user add projects? Whether or not users can add projects to the site. When they add projects, they will be added as a project administrator on those projects.
  • Can this user manage task templates? Whether or not they can add or edit templates for task lists.  (They can access the templates from the options menu in the top right of the 'Tasks' area, or the task list options menu.)
  • Can this user manage people and companies? Whether or not the user can manage people and companies. Users in the owner company will be able to view this area even without this permission. 
  • Can this user manage the projects portfolio? Do you wish to allow this user the option of editing the project portfolio. Users with this permission can create/remove boards and columns, and edit their properties, such as name, color, triggers).
  • Give automatic access to all future projects? If this option is enabled, the user will automatically be made members of all projects that are added on the site.


External company users


  • Is this user an administrator? Do you wish to grant admin rights to this user. External company admins cannot access the site level Settings 
  • Can this user add projects? Whether or not users can add projects to the site. When they add projects, they will be added as a project administrator on those projects.
  • Can this user manage task templates? Whether or not they can add or edit templates for task lists. (They can access the templates from the options menu in the top right of the 'Tasks' area, or the task list options menu.)
  • Can this user manage people and companies? Whether or not the user can view and manage people and companies. Users in external companies cannot see the site-level people section without this permission.
  • Can this user access the projects portfolio? Do you wish to allow this user access to the project portfolio
  • Can this user manage the projects portfolio? Do you wish to allow this user the option of editing the project portfolio (This option only appears once the portfolio access permission above is granted). Users with this permission can create/remove boards and columns, and edit their properties, such as name, color, triggers).
  • Give automatic access to all future projects? If this option is enabled, the user will automatically be made members of all projects that are added for their company.

When a user is granted the administrator permission, they are automatically given the add projects, manage task templates, and manage people and companies permissions.

Note: Only project administrators can add a project to a portfolio board column, or move the project between columns.

For more information, see: Setting user permissions on a project