Look up administrators or an organization owner

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An administrator or organization Owner can give you access to select features or functions, or change your permissions. Learn how to look up administrators or organization Owners.

For an overview of built-in security groups and default permission assignments, see Default permissions and access.

Prerequisites

  • You must have a project. If you don't have a project yet, create one.
  • You must be a member of the Project Valid Users Group or Project Collection Valid Users Group to view permissions. Users added to a project are automatically added to these security groups.

Show members of the Project Administrators group

Choose the Project Administrators group from the Project Settings > Permissions page to see members. If you want to be a Project Administrator, have your current administrator add you.

Note

To enable the new user interface for the Project Permissions Settings Page, see Enable preview features.

  1. Open the web portal and choose your project. To choose another project, see Switch project, repository, team.

  2. Choose Project settings, and then Permissions.

    Choose Project settings > Permissions

  3. Choose Project Administrators group, and then Members.

    Project Settings, Permissions page, Add member

  4. Enter the name of the user account into the text box and then select from the match that appears. You can enter several identities recognized by the system into the Add users and/or groups box. The system automatically searches for matches. Choose the matches that meet your choices.

    Add users and group dialog

    Note

    Users that have limited access, such as Stakeholders, won't be able to access select features even if granted permissions to those features. To learn more, see Permissions and access.

  5. Choose Save.

  1. Open the web portal and choose your project. To choose another project, see Switch project, repository, team.

  2. Choose Project Settings, and then Security.

    To see the full image, click to expand.

    Project Settings>Security

  3. Choose the Members tab. The list of members is shown.

    Web portal, Security tab, Project Administrators Group, Members tab

  1. Open the web portal and choose your project. To choose another project, see Switch project, repository, team.

  2. Choose the gear icon to open Project Settings.

    Open Project Settings, horizontal nav

  3. Choose the Security page, Project Administrators group, and then the Members tab.

    The list of members is shown.

    Web portal, Security tab, Project Administrators Group, Members tab

Show members of the Project Collection Administrators group

If you need elevated permissions, request them from a member of the Project Collection Administrators group. Project collection administrators manage features and functions that impact all projects.

To find out who is a member of the Project Collection Administrators group, check the Permissions settings at the collection level.

Note

To enable the new user interface for the Organization Permissions Settings Page v2, see Enable preview features. The preview page provides a group settings page that the current page does not.

  1. Choose the Azure DevOps logo to open your projects, and then choose Organization settings.

    Open Organization settings

  2. Choose Permissions under the Security group, and then Project Collection Administrators > Members tab.

    Security, Project Collection Administrators group, Members tab

To find out who is a member, check the Security settings at the collection level.

  1. Choose the Azure DevOps logo to open Projects, and then choose Organization settings.

    Open Organization settings

  2. Choose Security, the Project Collection Administrators group, and then Members.

    Security, Project Collection Administrators group, Members tab

  1. Choose the settings icon and choose Collection settings.

    Open Organization Settings

  2. Choose Security, Project Collection Administrators group, and then Members.

    Security, Project Collection Administrators group, Members tab

Show the organization owner

  1. Choose the Azure DevOps logo to open Projects, and then choose Organization settings.

    Open organization settings

  2. Choose Overview and scroll down to show the Organization owner.

    Organization settings, Organization owner

    To change the owner, see Change organization owner.

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