Give reviewers permissions to provide feedback
VSTS | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015 | TFS 2013
You provide feedback to users that you plan to request feedback from. Reviewers who aren't members of your team require special permissions to provide feedback using the Microsoft Feedback Client.
Add reviewers to your team project
From the web portal of your team project home page, open the administration context.
If you aren't a member of the Project Administrators or Team Foundation Administrators group, get added. See Add an administrator. You'll need to be a member in order to add users and groups to a team project, change permissions, and grant them access to the web portal.
Create a group for your reviewers.
Tip: If you have a lot of reviewers, creating a Windows, VSO, or TFS group helps you manage permissions more efficiently.
Name your group.
Add accounts to your group.
Set permissions so reviewers can provide feedback
Allow reviewers to Create test runs, View project-level information, and View test runs.
Set permissions so reviewers can modify work items
Since feedback is captured in a feedback response work item, reviewers need to be able to modify work items in the product areas they will review.
Open security for the team project.
Add the reviews group to the VSO Groups or TFS Groups.
Allow reviewers to Edit work items in this node and View work items in this node.
If you want, allow reviewers the ability to modify their feedback submissions
Sometimes additional ideas occur after reviewers submit their feedback. By providing access to the web portal, reviewers can revisit and further annotate their feedback submissions.
- VSTS: Assign the Stakeholder license to accounts that you add to your Reviewer group
- On-premises TFS: Add your Reviewer group to the Stakeholder group on the access levels page. If you don't see this tab, get administrative permissions.
Your reviewers will be able to view and modify only those work items that they create, which includes feedback responses. The Stakeholder group provides limited access to features and data for those members of your organization who do not have a TFS client access license (CAL).