Default permissions and access set for collaboration tools
VSTS | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017
Collaboration tools encompass READMEs, team project Wikis, notifications, feedback, and semantic search.
Most of these tools are available to you if you are 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||Account Owner/
|Set personal notifications or alerts (see Note 1)|
|Set team notifications or alerts|
|Set project-level notifications or alerts|
|Participate in Team (chat) rooms|
|READMEs||See Note 2|
|View the project page|
|Edit the project page|
|Navigate using the Account hub pages|
|Powerful semantic code search|
|Powerful semantic work tracking search|
- Team (chat) rooms have been deprecated for VSTS and TFS 2018 and later versions.
- Can view team project READMEs, but not READMEs defined for a repository.
To manage permissions for a collaboration tool, see these topics:
To manage notifications, see:
There are no UI permissions associated with managing notifications. Instead, you can manage them using the TFSSecurity command line tool.