Look up administrators and organization owner

Look up administrators

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When you need to have your permissions changed or you need to get access to select features or functions, you may need to find out who can grant them. Usually it is an administrator or the account owner.

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.

Show members of the Project Administrators group

If you aren't a project administrator, and you need to be, find someone who is, and have them add you. You can find who is a member of the Project Administrators group by choosing that group from the Project Settings>Security page and seeing who are members.

  1. Open the web portal and choose the project where you want to add users or groups. 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.

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

  1. Open the web portal and choose the project where you want to add users or groups. 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 the Members tab.

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

Show members of the Project Collection Administrators group

If you need elevated permissions, you'll have to 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, check the Security settings at the collection level.

  1. Choose the  Azure DevOps logo to open Projects. Then choose Admin 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 select Organization settings or Collection settings.

    Open Organization Settings

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

    Security, Project Collection Administrators group, Members tab

Show who is the organization owner

  1. Choose the  Azure DevOps logo to open Projects. Then choose Admin settings.

    Open Organization settings

  2. Choose Overview to find the current owner.

    Organization settings, Organization owner

    To change the owner, see Change organization owner.

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