Create a new Git repo in your team project

Last Update: 3/6/2017

Team Services | TFS 2015 & TFS 2017

Create new Git repos in your team projects to manage your source code as your project grows. Every Git repo has its own set of permissions to isolate itself from other work in your project.

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You must have Create Repository permissions to create a new repo in a team project.

Create a repo from the web

  1. In the team project area in the web interface, select Code, then select the drop-down next to the current repo name and choose New Repository...

    Choose new repository from the web interface

  2. In the Create a new repository window, verify that Git is the repo type and enter a name for your new repo. You can also choose to add a README and create a .gitignore for the type of code you plan to manage in the repo.

    Set options for your new repo in the Create a Git repo dialog

    When you're happy with the repo name and choices, select Create.

  3. A new empty Git repo is now created in your team project. If you created an empty repo, you'll have instructions on how to clone the repo to your computer or push code in an existing repo into the newly created one. If you created a README or a .gitignore, you can clone the repo using the Clone link on the upper right of the page to get working with a local copy of the repo immediately.