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Securing Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation security is integrated with Windows authentication and based on users and groups. Windows authentication is used to authenticate accounts for connections between Team Foundation clients and Team Foundation Server. In addition, Team Foundation Server authorization is based on Team Foundation Server users, groups, and permissions. You can help to ensure the security of your Team Foundation Server deployment by correctly assigning permissions to users and groups. You can also help ensure the security of your Team Foundation Server deployment by understanding the underlying architecture of Team Foundation Server and securing the network ports and traffic between your Team Foundation clients and your Team Foundation servers.

In This Section

Team Foundation Server Security Concepts

Describes the basic concepts of Team Foundation Server security.

Team Foundation Server Security Architecture

Describes the architecture of Team Foundation Server and discusses how to secure Team Foundation Server.

Team Foundation Server Security for Users and Groups

Describes default Team Foundation Server roles and security

Synchronizing Administrator Accounts

Describes strategies for synchronizing administrative accounts across Team Foundation Server, SQL Reporting Services, and Windows SharePoint Services.

Securing Team Foundation Server with HTTPS and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Provides an overview and links to topics for configuring Team Foundation Server to use HTTPS and SSL. 

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