Granular Security Privileges Not Available in TFS

I don't know how I ever missed it but I was shocked to find that I could not restrict users from branching and merging in TFS Version Control.  Ahhhhhh!!!!

The only security privileges (for Version Control) that are available are:

  • Read
  • Check out (branching, merging, and other similar pending changes fall into this category)
  • Check in
  • Label
  • Lock
  • Revise other users' changes
  • Unlock other users' changes
  • Administer labels
  • Manipulate security settings
  • Check in other users' changes

If you want more information about the specifics for Version Control privileges, check out MSDN at:

If you are facing this same issue and believe that it should be a feature in the product, help out by voting on the feature suggestion on Visual Studio Connect:


Ed B.

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