I see the "Service Account" on my Configuration Settings. Can you tell me what this is and what it it used for?
We use the Service Account to perform requests and display data on some pages within TFS Timetracker that would normally not be accessible or viewable to users with limited permission levels. The Service Account option helps display more accurate data to those team members with lower permission levels who do not have access to all projects. Instead of having to give these team members higher user group rights for all areas of Timetracker, you can just set up the Service Account to give them a better overall picture of the Budgets page, the ability to fetch work item names within ‘Times Explorer’, the Budgets Export functionality, and the API.
In Timetracker for VSTS, to get to the Service Account, navigate to the “Configuration” hub of Timetracker, select “Settings” and then expand “Service Account Settings”. As a user with expanded permissions, here you can set yourself as the Service Account for all users. For more information on configuring the Service Account for VSTS, please check out our online documentation here.
In the on-premise version of Timetracker, you have the option of setting up or changing the Service Account in the configuration tool wizard of TFS Timetracker. We recommend that you choose a user with the highest level permission level, which is anyone who is a member of the Project Collection Administrators user group. Once complete, you can then navigate to the “Configuration” hub of Timetracker, select “Settings” and view which Service Account has been configured. For more information on configuring the Service Account for our on-premise edition of Timetracker, please read our online documentation about setting it up during initial installation or changing it post-installation here.
For additional information on the Service Account, you are welcome to view our online documentation for Timetracker for VSTS or the latest version of our on-premise edition here.