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User Permissions

Users with write access

Users with write access to a repository can enjoy the full feature set available on CodeSandbox Repositories.

Users with read-only access

Users with read-only access to the repository can browse the content of the project, check the previews and even execute a few tasks. To introduce changes, they need to create a contribution branch or fork the repository. For more information, visit the open source collaboration page.

Anonymous users

Users without a CodeSandbox Account can only browse the content of the project and interact with the previews.

Feature comparative guide

The following table outlines the features available according to each permission.

FeatureWrite accessRead-only accessAnonymous
Import repository✔️❌ - Fork only
Visit a public project✔️✔️✔️
Browse content in a public project✔️✔️✔️
Access previews for a public project✔️✔️✔️
Visit a private project✔️✔️ - with explicit permissions
Create new branch✔️
Perform any git operation✔️
Open the terminal✔️
Manage environment variables and secrets✔️
Run existing tasks✔️✔️✔️
Create new tasks✔️
Change exiting tasks✔️
Open DevTools✔️✔️✔️
Make changes✔️
Open a pull request✔️
Install the GitHub action✔️
Install the GitHub application✔️
Follow mode✔️✔️✔️