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How to restrict users to specific boards in Azure DevOps

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Do you ever want to add external Microsoft Entra ID or other users to specific boards in a project, but not want to give them access to the entire Azure DevOps Project?

Using the steps below, we can restrict users to a specific board.

  1. Invite external users to DevOps org with Stakeholder access.
  2. In the project, create a new Team and do not add it to the existing security group to inherit permissions. Azure DevOps - Boards
  3. Add external users to created Team.
  4. Set permission for created Team properly. In this case, it’s to set View project-level information to Allow. Azure DevOps - Boards
  5. Create a new area path and set the permission for the created Team in Security Azure DevOps - Boards
  6. Assign the area path to the newly created Team.