Change the project visibility, public or private

Azure DevOps Services - Public Projects

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.

Note

Choose New navigation if you see a vertical sidebar or if the New Navigation feature is enabled. The vertical sidebar along with other navigational features are enabled when New Navigation has been enabled for the signed-in user or the organization. To learn how to use the web portal effectively, see Web portal navigation.

Choose Previous navigation when you see a top-level, blue-bar and when using the web portal for on-premises TFS.

  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

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