Default TFVC permissions

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Once you have been added as a team member, you are a member of the Contributors group. This allows you to contribute to a TFVC repository. The most common built-in groups include Readers, Contributors, and Project Administrators. These groups are assigned the default permissions for contributing to the repository as listed below.

From the project admin content, Version Control page, you can set permissions on a repository.

Task Readers Contributors Build Admins Project Admins
Contribute to a centralized version control, including Code Review (Check in, label, lock, merge, pend a change) Read only checkmark checkmark checkmark
Check in, revise, undo, or unlock other users' changes checkmark
Manage branches, manage permissions checkmark