Setting VSTS build permissions

Problem:

I just added a user and when they try and save a new build definition they get the following error:

403: TF215002: Access denied. Darque Warrior needs Edit build definition permissions for team project BlogTester to perform the action. For more information, contact the Team Foundation Server administrator.

Solution:

Add the user to either of the following groups:

  • Build Administrators
  • Project Administrators

Explanation:

VSTS has an incredible security system. It is actually so powerful that it can sometimes be confusing on where to place users to give them the needed permissions.

We are going to add the user as a build administrator so they only get the permissions they need.

  1. Click the Manage Project gear icon in the upper right hand corner
  2. Click the Security tab
  3. Select the Build Administrators group
  4. Click the Members link
  5. Click the Add… button
    Field Value
    User or group email of the desired user
  6. Click Save changes

Now the user can save build definitions.

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