Quickstart: Look up the account owner or a project administrator

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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 team project. If you don't have a team project yet, create one in VSTS or set one up in an on-premises TFS.
  • You must be a member of the Project Valid Users Group or Project Collection Valid Users Group to view permissions.

Find out who is a member 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 clicking on that group in the team project admin context and seeing who are members.

  1. From the web portal of your team project, click the gear icon gear settings icon.

  2. Click the Security page, Project Administrators group, and the Members tab.

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

Determine who is a member 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 team projects.

To find out who is a member, check the Security settings at the collection level.

  1. From the web portal, click the gear icon gear icon and choose the Security page, Project Collection Administrators group, and then Members.

    Click gear button, Security

Look up the account owner

  1. Open the admin context for your account.

    Go to account settings

  2. Under Settings, find the current owner.

    Find current owner

    To change the account owner, see Change account ownership.

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