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View Permissions

When administering Team Foundation Server, you might want to view the permissions granted to individual users or groups. This information can help you better understand the levels of access users and groups have to the deployment, and help you troubleshoot access problems. You can view permissions in one of two ways: through Team Web Access, or by using the administration console for Team Foundation Server. You can access security and permissions for the team, project, and collection levels through either Team Explorer or Team Web Access. For permissions at the team level, you must use Team Web Access. For permissions at the server level, you must use the administration console.

Tip Tip

In addition to permissions, your licensing level can determine what features are available for your users. For more information about viewing licensing levels, see Add Users to Team Projects.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Project Collection Valid Users group or have the View Project-Level Information permission set to Allow. For more information about permissions, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To view collection-level permissions

  1. Do one of the following:

    • In Team Explorer, under Team Project Collection, choose Security.

      A browser window opens the administration menu for Team Web Access.

    • In Team Web Access, open the administration menu, and in the context menu, choose the name of the team project collection.

  2. In the hub menu area, choose the Security tab.

  3. In Members, choose groups or users, and then choose the user or group for which you want to view permissions.

    Permissions appear in the Summary pane. If you want to view the members of a group, choose the members tab. If you want to view the groups to which that user or group belongs, choose the member of tab.

    The following illustration shows the summary view of the Project Collection Administrators group for the fictitious company, Fabrikam Fiber:

    Group security at collection level

To view project-level permissions

  1. Do one of the following:

    • In Team Explorer, under Team Project, choose Security.

      A browser window opens the administration menu for Team Web Access.

    • In Team Web Access, open the administration menu, and in the context menu, choose the name of the team project.

  2. In the hub menu area, choose the Security tab.

  3. In Members, choose groups or users, and then choose the user or group for which you want to view permissions.

    Permissions appear in the Summary pane. If you want to view the members of a group, choose the members tab. If you want to view the groups to which that user or group belongs, choose the member of tab.

To view team-level permissions

  1. Open Team Web Access, connect to your project, and in the context menu, choose the administration icon, and then choose Settings.

  2. In the hub menu area, choose the Overview tab.

  3. In Overview, review the list of administrators for the team, and the list of team members.

    No team permissions are explicitly visible. The only difference between permissions for a team administrator and for team members is that team administrators are the only users who can add or remove members from the team. If you choose the Security tab, you will see the permissions for each team member at the project level, not the team level.

To view server-level permissions

  1. Open the administration console and choose Application Tier.

  2. In the Application Tier pane, choose Administer Security.

  3. In Users and Groups, choose the user or group for which you want to view permissions.

    Permissions will appear in the Permissions area.

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