Quickstart: Request and approve extensions

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If you don't have permissions to install extensions, you can request extensions instead. As a Project Collection Administrator, you get an email when another project member requests an extension. After you approve the request, the extension is automatically installed to Azure DevOps. In this article, learn how to do the following tasks:

Prerequisites

Request an extension

  1. Sign in to your organization (https://dev.azure.com/{yourorganization}).

  2. Select gear icon Organization settings.

    Open Organization settings

  3. Select Extensions, and then Browse marketplace.

    Select Extensions and Browse marketplace

  4. Select an extension to install.

  5. If you don't have permission to install the extension, you can request it now.

Review your requests after the Marketplace sends the request to your Project Collection Administrator.

Your requests appear on the Extensions page, Requested tab.

Requested tab for extensions

  1. Sign in to your organization (https://dev.azure.com/{yourorganization}).

  2. Select gear icon Admin settings.

    Open Admin settings

  3. Select Extensions, and then Browse Marketplace.

    Select Browse Marketplace

  4. Select an extension to install.

  5. If you don't have permission to install the extension, request it now.

Review your requests after the Marketplace sends the request to your Project Collection Administrator.

Your requests appear on the Extensions page, Requested tab.

Requested tab for extensions page

  1. Select an extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace > Azure DevOps.

  2. Select the project collection where you want to install the extension. If you don't have permission to install the extension, request it now.

You can review your requests after the Marketplace sends the request to your Project Collection or Project Administrator.

Your requests appear on your Manage extensions page.

Manage extensions

To approve extensions, you must have edit collection-level information permissions.

Approve extension requests

  1. Go to your Azure DevOps home page, and then go to your project:

    • Azure DevOps:https://dev.azure.com/{organization}/{project}
  2. Select the shopping bag icon, and then Manage extensions.

    Manage extensions

  3. Review and approve your requested extensions.

    Extensions tab, requested extensions

    After you approve extension requests, the extensions are automatically installed.

  4. Assign those extensions to users who need access.

  1. Go to your FS home page, then go to your project:

    • TFS: https://{server}:8080/tfs/{team-project-collection}/{team-project}
  2. Select the shopping bag icon and Manage extensions.

    Manage extensions

  3. Review and approve your requested extensions.

    Extensions tab, requested extensions

    After you approve extension requests, the extensions are automatically installed.

  4. Assign those extensions to users who need access.

Tell your team about installed extensions, so they can start using their capabilities.