Quickstart: Change the project visibility, public or private

Azure DevOps Services - Public Projects

In this quickstart, you learn how to change the visibility of your project to and from public or private. You can easily switch a private project to a public project, and vice-versa. Before you do so, review the notes provided in Private-to-public migration checklist.

Tip

Look through our migration checklist before you make an existing project public. It has tips and ideas for exposing a limited set of data, in case you don't want your entire history available.

Prerequisites

Enable anonymous access to projects for your organization

Before you can change a private project, to a public project, you must enable anonymous access for your organization.

  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 Allow public projects.

    Organization settings, Policy page, Security policies

Make a private project public

  1. Choose Project Settings in the sidebar.

    Open project settings

  2. Choose Overview, and then Edit for Privacy.

    Organization settings, Policy page, Security policies

  3. To switch from private to public, choose the Public icon.

    Change project visibility dialog

  4. Review the information provided, and choose Change to confirm your action.

    Change project visibility confirmation dialog

Make a public project private

  1. Choose Project Settings.

    Open project settings

  2. Choose Overview page, and then Edit for Privacy.

    Organization settings, Policy page, Security policies

  3. To switch from public to private, choose the Private icon.

    Change project visibility dialog

  4. Choose Change to confirm your action.

    Change project visibility confirmation dialog

Next steps