Create a public project
VSTS Public Projects
A public project is similar to any other project that you add to your Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) organization. Each project provides a repository for source code and a place for a group of people to plan, track progress, and collaborate on building software solutions.
A public project allows non members of a project and users who aren't signed in read-only, limited access to the project's artifacts and services. For details, see Default roles & access for public projects.
You can add a public project to your existing organization, or create a VSTS organization and create a public project at that time. If you want to make an existing private project public, you can change the project's visibility.
- You must have a VSTS organization created. If you don't have one, do that now.
- As a VSTS organization owner, you can create projects. If you're not the owner, then you must be a member of the Project Collection Administrators Group or have your Create new projects permission set to Allow.
Enable anonymous access to projects for your organization
Before you can create a public project, you must enable anonymous access for your VSTS organization.
Choose Previous navigation when you see a top-level, blue-bar. If you see a vertical sidebar or if you enabled New Navigation, choose New navigation. The vertical sidebar along with other navigational changes are enabled when the New Navigation preview feature is enabled for the signed-in user or the VSTS account. For more information on New Navigation, see this blog post.
Add a public project to your organization
Share the URL of your public project
To provide instant access, share the URL of your public project with those people you want to have access to the project in a read-only mode. For example, you can share this portion of the URL shown under Clone to your computer.