View permissions for yourself or others
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You can view your permissions or those defined for another which have been set in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) or Team Foundation Server (TFS). That way, if you don't have the permission to access a feature or function, you can request it from the right resource.
Permissions are set at the collection, project, and object level as described in About permissions and groups. So to view the permissions you have, you need to open the permissions at the object, project, or collection level.
- You must have a team project to connect to. If you don't have a team project yet, create one.
- You must be a member of the Project Valid Users Group or Project Collection Valid Users Group to view permissions.
This article shows how to view permissions assigned to a user as the project-level. However, the steps are similar whether you work from the Security dialog of an object or at the organization or collection-level.
View project-level permissions
Choose Previous navigation when you see a top-level blue bar. Choose New navigation if you see a vertical sidebar or if you enabled the New Navigation preview feature. The vertical sidebar, along with other navigational features, is enabled when the New Navigation preview feature has been enabled for the signed-in user or the VSTS organization. To learn how to use the web portal effectively, see Navigation Basics.
For on-premises TFS users, choose Previous Navigation for guidance.
View collection-level permissions
Open the admin context for the organization or collection. Choose the gear settings icon, and then Security.
Follow steps 2 through 4 in the procedure outlined previously for view project-level permissions.
View object-level permissions
You can define the security or permissions for a number of objects. You access them from the context menu of the object.
From the web portal, open the Security dialog for the object whose permissions you want to set. For specific instructions, see the following articles:
|Wiki & Dashboard permissions||DevOps permissions||Agile/Work tracking permissions|
|- README & Wiki
|- Git branch
- Git repository
- Release pipeline security
- Approvals and approvers
|- Area and iteration paths
- Work item query and folder
- Plan permissions