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How to: Modify Permissions for a User

Over time, changing administrative and project needs might require that you change the permissions of a Team Foundation Server server-level or project-level user. Before you change the permissions, consider whether it might be more efficient to remove the individual user and instead add the user to a group that already has the appropriate permissions.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Project Administrators group or have Edit Project-Level Information permission set to Allow to modify permissions for a Team Foundation Server project-level user. Additionally, you must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators group or have Edit Server-Level Information permission set to Allow to modify permissions for a Team Foundation Server server-level user. When modifying users or groups, only allow the permissions the user or group must successfully perform their role. For more information about permissions, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To modify the permissions of a server-level user

  1. In Visual Studio, open Team Explorer, and connect to the Team Foundation Server for which you are modifying a user.

  2. Right-click the Team Foundation Server, point to Team Foundation Server Settings, and then click Security. Alternatively, select the Team Foundation Server, and then from the Team menu, point to Team Foundation Server Settings, and then click Security.

  3. In the Global Security dialog box, in Users and Groups, select the user whose permissions you want to modify.

  4. In Permissions, select or clear the permissions that you want to allow or deny the user who you are modifying. If you want the user's permissions to be controlled by a server-level or project-level group to which they also belong, clear both Allow and Deny.

  5. Click Close.

To modify the permissions of a project-level user

  1. In Visual Studio, open Team Explorer, and connect to the Team Foundation Server for which you are modifying a user.

  2. Right-click the project, point to Team Project Settings, and then click Security. Alternatively, select the project, from the Team menu, point to Team Project Settings, and then click Security.

  3. In the Project Security dialog box, in Users and Groups, select the user whose permissions you want to modify.

  4. In Permissions, select or clear the permissions that you want to allow or deny the user you are modifying. If you want the user's permissions to be controlled by a server-level or project-level group to which they also belong, clear both Allow and Deny.

  5. Click Close.

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