Create a public project in your organization

Azure DevOps Services - Public Projects

A public project is similar to any other project that you add to your organization. Each project provides a repository for source code and a place for a group of people to plan, track progress, and collaborate on building software solutions.

A public project allows non members of a project and users who aren't signed in read-only, limited access to the project's artifacts and services. For details, see Default roles & access for public projects.

You can add a public project to your existing organization, or create an organization and create a public project at that time. If you want to make an existing private project public, you can change the project's visibility.

Prerequisites

Enable anonymous access to projects for your organization

Before you can create a public project, you must enable anonymous access for your organization.

Note

Your web portal uses either the New navigation or Previous navigation user interface. Choose the New navigation tab if the New Navigation feature is enabled. You'll see a vertical sidebar along with other navigational features when New Navigation has been enabled for the signed-in user or the organization. Choose Previous navigation when you see a top-level, blue-bar—indicating that New navigation isn't enabled. For more information, see Web portal navigation.

  1. From your web browser, sign-in to Azure DevOps. You must be signed in to create a public project.

  2. Choose the Azure DevOps logo to open Projects. Then choose Admin settings.

    Open Organization settings

  3. Choose the Policy page, and select On for Anonymous access to projects.

    Organization settings, Policy page, Security policies

Add a public project to your organization

  1. Choose the Azure DevOps logo to open Projects.

    Open organizational settings

  2. Choose Create Project.

    Choose New Project

  3. Provide a name for your project and choose Public. Keep the remaining defaults, or select the initial source control type and process for work item tracking.

    Create new project formt

  4. Upon successful completion, the welcome page displays.

    Project creation confirmation dialog, new nav

    Select one of the following tasks to get started:

To get started managing your project, see Get started as an administrator.

Share the URL of your public project

Once created, an anonymous user or public user can view the contents of your public project.

To provide instant access, share the URL of your public project with those people you want to have access to the project in a read-only mode. For example, you can share this portion of the URL shown under Clone to your computer.

https://dev.azure.com/OrganizationName/ProjectName/

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