Default permissions and access set for collaboration tools

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

Default permissions per task

Task Stakeholders Readers Contributors Team Administrators Organization owner/Project Administrator
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 code search ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Powerful work tracking search ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Notes

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