While Atlas is all about encouraging open communication and transparency into work in progress, we know that there will always be bodies of work that must be kept under wraps. That's why Atlas supports private projects. Here's how they work.
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✨ Private projects are available on Atlas Standard. Learn more about pricing.
Who can see and make changes to a private project?
Can view and follow
Can grant view access
Can grant edit access
Only a project's
Contributors, or specified
Viewerscan grant additional people in your workspace
can editaccess are automatically added as
Creating a private project
When you create a new project in Atlas, you'll see an option to make the project private.
Once a private project has been created it can't be made public to people in your Atlas workspace
Existing projects in Atlas can't be made private
Identifying a private project
Private projects have a 🔒 padlock icon on both their avatar and
Share button. The padlock icon appears wherever the project avatar is shown to users with access to the project. By default, the creator is added as both the
Owner and as a
Adding contributors to a private project
When adding contributors to a private project a message is shown as a reminder that adding people and teams here will grant both view and edit access to the project.
Granting additional stakeholders access to a private project
At any time a project's
Owner and its
Contributors can grant other people and teams in your Atlas workspace
can view or
can edit access via the
You can change or remove another person's access at any time based on your own access rights.
Adding followers to a private project
When granting an individual person or members of a team
can view access you'll also have the option to add them as a
💡 Learn more about following projects
Email notifications are sent to people granted
can view or
can edit access.
Posting private project updates to Slack
If you connect a private project to a Slack channel, its updates will be automatically posted to the channel and viewable by everyone who is a Slack channel member. Be sure to check who has access to a Slack channel before connecting.