Is there a way to prevent the "Resource - Manager (Auto)" instance right for Resource Managers?

Document ID : KB000118813
Last Modified Date : 01/11/2018
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Question:
Is there a way to prevent the "Resource - Manager (Auto)" instance right for Resource Managers in CA PPM?
Environment:
CA PPM
Answer:
CA PPM allows some rights to be automatically granted to users when their role changes. For example, if a user is assigned as the Resource Manager that user is automatically granted the Resource - Manager (Auto) rights for that project. There is no way to prevent this from happening unless you don't use the OOTB field. This eliminates the need for an administrator to have to grant that individual instance rights. Without these implied rights, the administrative overhead of constantly managing specific rights as users change assignments becomes overly burdensome, time-consuming, and cost-ineffective.

If you want more control and are willing to assume the administrative overhead associated with this control, here are some ways to prevent assigning rights automatically:
- Do not use the fields (such as project manager, department manager, program manager, resource manager) that assign edit rights automatically.
- Hide the fields and substitute a custom field that associates the user as the manager without granting rights.
- Administrators need to explicitly grant rights in these cases.