Default permissions and access set for collaboration tools

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Collaboration tools encompass READMEs, team project Wikis, notifications, feedback, and semantic search.

Most of these tools are available to you if you're added as a team member or a member of the Contributors group for a team project. The most common built-in groups include Readers, Contributors, and Project Administrators. For a simplified view of all default permissions assigned to built-in groups, see Default permissions and access.

Stakeholders have limited access to view charts and dashboards. To learn more, see About access levels.

Task Stakeholders Readers Contributors Team Admins Organization Owner/
Project Admins
Set personal notifications or alerts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set team notifications or alerts ✔️ ✔️
Set project-level notifications or alerts ✔️
READMEs See Note 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Project Wikis ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Code Wikis ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Provision or create a Wiki ✔️
Publish Code as Wiki ✔️ See Note 2 See Note 2
View the project page ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit the project page ✔️
Navigate using the Project pages ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Request feedback ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Provide feedback ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Powerful semantic code search ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Powerful semantic work tracking search ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Notes

  1. Can view project READMEs, but not READMEs defined for a repository.
  2. Project Admins or Team Admins with contribute permission can publish code as wiki. Project Admins have this permission by default.
Task Stakeholders Readers Contributors Team Admins Organization Owner/
Project Admins
Set personal notifications or alerts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set team notifications or alerts ✔️ ✔️
Set project-level notifications or alerts ✔️
READMEs See Note 1 ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Project Wikis ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Code Wikis ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Provision or create a Wiki ✔️
Publish Code as Wiki ✔️ See Note 2 See Note 2
View the project page ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Edit the project page ✔️
Navigate using the Project pages ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Request feedback ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Provide feedback ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Powerful semantic code search ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Powerful semantic work tracking search ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Notes

  1. Can view project READMEs, but not READMEs defined for a repository.
  2. Project Admins or Team Admins with contribute permission can publish code as wiki. Project Admins have this permission by default.

Manage permissions

To manage permissions for a collaboration tool, see the following articles:

To manage notifications, see the following articles:

Note

There are no UI permissions associated with managing notifications. Instead, you can manage them using the TFSSecurity command line tool.