Default permissions and access set for collaboration tools

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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/
Project Admins
Set personal notifications or alerts (see Note 1) checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Set team notifications or alerts checkmark checkmark
Set project-level notifications or alerts checkmark
Participate in Team (chat) rooms check mark check mark check mark
READMEs See Note 2 check mark check mark check mark check mark
View Wikis check mark check mark check mark check mark check mark
Provision or create a Wiki check mark
View the project page checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Edit the project page checkmark
Navigate using the Project pages checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Request feedback check mark check mark check mark check mark
Provide feedback check mark check mark check mark check mark check mark
Powerful semantic code search checkmark checkmark checkmark
Powerful semantic work tracking search checkmark checkmark checkmark

Notes

  1. Team (chat) rooms have been deprecated for VSTS and TFS 2018 and later versions.
  2. Can view team project READMEs, but not READMEs defined for a repository.

Manage permissions

To manage permissions for a collaboration tool, see these topics:

To manage notifications, see:

Note

There are no UI permissions associated with managing notifications. Instead, you can manage them using the TFSSecurity command line tool.