Manage users and their access in Azure DevOps
Azure DevOps Services
Learn how to add users to your organization and specify the level of features they can use, such as Basic or Stakeholder.
The following types of users can join your organization for free:
- Five users who get Basic features, such as version control and tools for Agile, Java, and build and release management.
- Unlimited users who get Stakeholder features, such as working with your backlog, work items, and queries.
- Unlimited Visual Studio subscribers who also get Basic features.
You can add people to projects instead of to your organization. Users are automatically assigned Basic features if your organization has seats available, or Stakeholder features if not. Learn how to add members to projects.
When people don't need access to your organization anymore, delete them from your organization.
To learn more, read about access levels.
You add users to a project or team. You add projects to organizations, and you add teams to projects.
- You must have an organization and project. If you don't have a project yet, create one.
- To add users to an organization, you must be a member of the Project Collection Administrators group. Organization owners are automatically members of this group.
- To add users to a project, you must be a member of the Project Administrators or Project Collection Administrators groups.
- To add users to a team, you must be added as a team administrator, or you must be a member of one of the administrative groups.
For an overview of the methods supported for adding users to an organization, see About organization management, Add and manage user access.
If you're adding users to an organization in Azure DevOps Services and you don't use Azure AD, then you need to add their "personal" Microsoft accounts to your account or project. After you've added them to one project, you can add them to additional projects using the procedures provided in this article.
From your web browser you can view and edit certain user information. From the Azure DevOps CLI command, you can see details about a specific user and update their access level.
The Users view shows key information per user in a table. In this view, you can do the following tasks:
- See and modify assigned service extensions and access levels.
- Multi-select users and bulk edit their extensions and access.
- Filter by searching for partial user names, access level, or extension names.
- See the last access date for each user. This can help you choose users to remove access from or lower access to stay within your license limits.
To enable the new user interface for the New user hub, see Enable preview features.
Sign in to your organization (
Select Organization settings.
Select a user or group of users. Then, select the ... icon at the end of the Name column to open the context menu.
In the context menu, select one of the following options:
Change access level
Remove direct assignments
Remove from organization (deletes user)
Save your changes.
How is access different from permissions?
Access levels control which features are available to users. Permissions control a user's access to organization resources. To learn more, see Default permissions and access.