Azure DevOps workitems don't show frequently used users? Here's how to fix it.May 25, 2020 | Utkarsh Shigihalli | 1 min read Azure DevOps Boards
Ever had an issue where you are just got access to the client Azure DevOps instance, but for some strange reason you find that workitems are unable to populate recently used users, even after you searched for them previously? In this post, we will see what causes it and how to fix it.
What causes it?
In my case, I was added to client’s Azure AD (AAD) as a guest user. By default guest users in AAD do not have
Directory Readers permissions. Hence, Azure DevOps will not be able to enumerate user list in the identity column when logged in as you.
Its simple. Go to Azure Portal and then navigate to Active Directory and select the Users. Select the user and under
Assigned Roles, ensure user has
Directory Readers assignment. Once you assign, give it few minutes (or log off and log back in) and you should be able to search other users in Azure DevOps organisation.
That is it, thanks for reading 🎉