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.
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.
- You must have an organization created in Azure DevOps. If you don't have one, do that now.
- As an organization owner, you can change policies and change project information. If you're not the owner, then you must be a member of the Project Collection Administrators Group.
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.
From your web browser, sign-in to Azure DevOps. You must be signed in to create a public project.
Choose the Azure DevOps logo to open Projects. Then choose Admin settings.
Choose the Policy page, and select On for Allow public projects.
Make a private project public
Choose Project Settings in the sidebar.
Choose Overview, and then Edit for Privacy.
To switch from private to public, choose the Public icon.
Review the information provided, and choose Change to confirm your action.
Make a public project private
Choose Project Settings.
Choose Overview page, and then Edit for Privacy.
To switch from public to private, choose the Private icon.
Choose Change to confirm your action.