Quickstart: Add users to a project or specific team
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In this quickstart, you learn how to add users to a project or specific team. For anyone to access a project, they must be added to one of the default security groups or a custom group. Usually you add them to the Contributors group. For a quick look at what permissions are assigned to the default groups, see Permissions and access.
The easiest way to add a number of users to a project is to add groups defined in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) or Active Directory (AD).
If you're adding users to an Azure DevOps organization 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 topic.
- You must have a project. If you don't have a project yet, create one.
- To add users to a project, you must be a member of the Project Administrators group or have your Edit project-level information set to Allow. Note that you can add Stakeholders to the Project Administrators group and then they can add users to an organization or project.
- To add users to a team, you must have been added as a team administrator for the team, or you must be a member of the Project Administrators Group or have your Edit project-level information set to Allow.
Add users to a project
If you are adding a user to Azure DevOps for the first time, see Add account users for Azure DevOps.
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.
Add users to a team
Several Agile tools, like capacity planning, team alerts, and dashboard widgets are team-scoped. That is, they automatically reference the user accounts added as members of a team to support planning activities or sending alerts. To learn more, see About teams and Agile tools.
Add users or groups to an access level
For on-premises TFS, you may need to set the access level for a user or group, particularly if those groups don't belong to the default access level. To learn more, see Change access levels.
Add users or groups to SharePoint or SQL Server Reports (TFS only)
If your TFS deployment is integrated with a SharePoint product or SQL Server Reports, you'll need to manage membership for those products separately from their websites.
To view permissions for yourself or another user, see View permissions.
You can also control access to projects, version control, build, and work items.