575,219 Users Worldwide | Login

Secure Project File

Secure Project Files

Note: You will need to have at least LiveProject Premium Viewer to use this feature. To use the shared server options, you will need at least LiveProject Team Viewer. Compare versions.

LiveProject allows the creation and viewing of 'Secure Project Files'. Secure project files are encrypted and access to them is protected by a password. Additionally, the manager can configure which Project fields should be visible and which ones should be hidden. For example, the manager can choose to hide all cost columns.


Secure Project files are protected by two passwords:

  • The administrator password grants the user total control over the distributed file.
  • The secondary 'view' password grants the user rights to view the file. This is typically the password you would share with others.


Select the task and resource columns to hide. These columns will not be shown to users with the secondary password, but will be visible to users with the administrator password. All other columns will be visible to everyone.

If you plan to use this functionality a lot, you can store the selected columns by entering a name in the dropdown textbox and pressing Save. Later, you can quickly select the same columns by selecting your named list.

Removing Security

You can restore your original project file to the LiveProject Server by once again selecting Secure Project from the right-click context menu in the project viewer or the Explore Server tab.

Making changes to the original project plan

Changes made through LiveProject, or locally on the original MS Project plan are automatically detected by LiveProject. You will be prompted to publish another version of the secure file, and LiveProject will re-encrypt the original file and publish if you accept.

See also:


You are viewing the online version of the LiveProject help files. Click here for KaDonk's main pages.