Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Enable Alternate Credentials for Hosted TFS / TFS Service

If you are trying to use our TFS Live app for TFS Service instance then you must login using “Alternate Credentials”. Essentially you will need to provide your windows live id and newly set password using “Alternate Credential”  when trying to login to our app. This is required due to limited TFS Services API support.
Details about tfs setting screen:
tfs server name: <<the base URL of you TFS Service account>>>  e.g. https://ranjitgupta.visualstudio.com/
project collection name: <<the name of your project collection. Most probably it will be defaultcollection>> e.g. defaultcollection
username: <<the windows live id that is used to create access>> e.g. raj.kamal@outlook.com
password:  ***** (password set using “Alternate credential”)   - Read the section below to enable this setting
Steps to enable “Alternate Credentials”
Step 1. Go to your TFS Server home page and login with your windows live id
Step 2. Go to My Profile setting as shown below (at right top)

Step 3: Go to “Credentials” tab in “User Profile” window

Step 4: Select “Enable Alternate Credentials”


Step 5: Set a new password (Note: This can be same password as of your windows live id so easy to remember)


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