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How to: Control Access to Team Foundation Version Control

Team Foundation version control supports granting access control permissions to Windows Groups, Windows Users, and Team Foundation Groups. Permissions can be inherited from the containing folder, or you can declare permissions explicitly.

Permission settings are in the form of either Grant or Deny. Deny always overrides Grant, even if Deny is inherited and Grant is explicitly defined.

Required Permissions

To complete this task, you must have the Manipulate security settings permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To set permissions for users or groups

  1. On the Visual Studio View menu, click Other Windows, and then click Source Control Explorer.

  2. Right-click the folder or file for which you want to set permissions, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Security tab.

  4. In the Add users and groups area, select Team Foundation Server Group to set permissions for a Team Foundation Server group. Otherwise, select Windows user or group.

  5. Click Add.

    1. If you selected Team Foundation Server group, the Add Group dialog box opens. Select a group, and then click OK. The group for which you want to set permissions appears in the User and Groups box of the Properties dialog box.

    2. If you selected Windows User or Group, the Select Users or Groups dialog box opens. Enter the user or group for whom you want to set permissions, and then click OK. The user or group appears in the User and Groups box of the Properties dialog box.

      NoteNote:

      To view a ToolTip that provides information about the controls in the Select Users or Groups dialog box, click the Help icon on the title bar, and then click the control.

  6. In the Users and Groups box of the Properties dialog box, select the user or group for which you want to set permissions.

  7. In the Permission box, select either Allow or Deny for each permission.

    NoteNote:

    If you select the Inherit security settings box, the security settings of the containing folder are selected automatically. You can override these inherited settings by selecting or clearing the Deny box.

  8. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

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