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Administrator added resources to resource center.However they are not able to login using PWA

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Administrator added resources to resource center.However they are not able to login using PWA
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In Project Server terms, "Resources" are different from "Users"

Copying my answer from a similar question a few weeks ago:
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Resources can be assigned to tasks in a project and can be added to a project when you build a team. (Permissions and some other things come into play here, but generally...)

Users, or Security Users, can log on to Project Server/PWA. (Again, depending on permissions and other settings...)

Typically, 95% or more of your users will be resources, 95% or more of your Resources will be Users. Examples where these don't line up might be helpful in understanding the difference:
Generic Resources are Resources, but not Users, i.e.:
DBA Level II
Sr. Analyst
UI Tester

Executives are sometimes Users but not Resources:
John Smith, VP Planning (Looks at reports and views, but is not assigned to Projects.)

Administrator accounts are usually Users but not Resources: (You don't want these used in projects, but they need access to the system.)
Administrator
ProjectServerService

Moving on to the usual next question, and the answer to your questions:
How do I make a user a resource, or vice versa?
The easiest situation is [...]: you have a user, but they aren't a resource. Go to Server Settings -> Manage Users and click on the name of the user you want to change. In the "Edit User: ..." page, make sure the "User can be assigned as resource" check box is selected and "Save."
This user is now in the resource pool.

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If the users are resources but not users, go to the "Resource Center" view in PWA, select the user and then "Edit Details..." On the resulting page you can select a check box labeled "Resource can logon to Project Server" Also check that the user credentials are set properly: the windows account must be correct.

You can also add users in the Server Settings -> Manage Users page.


Let me know if you are still having problems...
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