Applying the layer protection permanently by exporting a protected VST3 preset cannot be undone. For this reason, you should always keep a backup of the unprotected program.
The layer protection is engaged if the lock next to the layer is closed. If a child layer is protected through a parent layer, its lock will turn light grey to indicate this. To disengage the layer protection, click the lock of this layer to reopen it. This resets the password of the layer. To apply the layer protection permanently, you must export a protected version of the program.
Applying the layer protection cannot be undone. Please keep a backup of the unprotected program if you need to edit the layers at a later stage.
When you load the exported program, the protected layers cannot be accessed anymore in the Program Tree.
By default, protected layers cannot be accessed by scripts. The parameters of a protected layer and any elements inside of it are hidden for scripts. This avoids unauthorized parsing of the Program Tree to retrieve hidden information. A script can access protected layers only by calling the function addLayerPassword with the correct password for the corresponding layers.
--access the protected layer(s) which have the password "abc123" addLayerPassword("abc123")
To hide the password in addLayerPassword, you must also protect the script module. See Managing Script Modules for details.