Project secrets encryption

Encrypt sensitive data contained in
FactoryTalk Optix Studio


To encrypt project secrets, while creating a project or saving an existing project:
  • Log on to
    FactoryTalk Hub
    FactoryTalk Optix Studio
  • Be a part of an organization.
  • Select
    Encrypt secrets

Encryption scope

FactoryTalk Optix Studio
  • Encrypts passwords in projects.
  • Encrypts custom objects with the
  • In project
    files, which represent the project information model, replaces
    nodes with
    nodes with encrypted text values.

Encrypted projects

FactoryTalk Optix Studio
handles encrypted projects in a variety of ways:
  • Opening an encrypted project when you do not have access to the organization blanks all project secrets.
  • Saving an encrypted project as an unencrypted project blanks all secrets.
  • Deploying an encrypted project to an unencrypted client displays a warning message. For more information, see Project encryption.
  • Exporting an encrypted project to a USB device or folder does not encrypt the compiled project.
  • Pasting an object from an encrypted project to an unencrypted project blanks the secrets.
  • Adding an object to the Template Libraries in an encrypted project blanks the secrets.
  • Pasting a password as a text to the clipboard is disabled in encrypted projects.
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