A project is a top-level container for organising phases and reports (which contain findings, assets, examples, and so on). It is a simple container, which allows for grouping multiple related phases together, organising long running or re-test phases, and managing client reports.

Access control

Certain users have default access to and the ability to create projects, while others need to be granted access. By default, the following users are able to access projects:


Permissions (relating to projects)


ALL access to projects

Technical Managers

ALL access to projects

Sales Managers

ALL access to projects

Senior Analysts

Ability to create projects

Listing projects

The project list can be accessed either from within a client view or from the navigation menu Projects link. The list provides access to projects that the user has access to, and can be filtered as required.


Adding a project

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To add a project:

  1. Click on the + PROJECT button on the client view or on the project list page.

  2. Complete the form. Note that certain fields, such as the client, a reference, and start/end/report due dates are mandatory.

  3. Save

  4. Define the access requirements (usually who will be working on the project)

  5. Save again


A project reference is mandatory as this is used to uniquely track a project within Canopy.

It is also possible to add a project from a SoW - either from the SoW view or from the New Project window:


The project view

The project view page gives an overview of the project and access to all of the phases and reports related to the project. For example:


The summary charts break down:

  • Total findings by risk rating per phase

  • State of findings per phase (useful for tracking progress during re-tests)

From the project view it’s possible to add (and delete) phases:


And also to add (and delete) reports:


Editing a project

To edit a project:

  1. Access the project view (from the client view or from the main project list)

  2. Click the edit icon

  3. Edit and save

Adding contacts to a project

It may be desirable to associate contacts with a project, so users have a list of people who can be contacted for support, etc. This can be achieved through the contacts list on the main project view:


You can use this to add contacts who have already been created.

Deleting a project


This is a one way process and cannot be undone.

To delete a project:

  1. Access the project view (from the client view or from the main project list)

  2. Click the ellipsis and click the Delete menu item

  3. Confirm


The error message makes it clear that deletion of a project should only be carried out in specific situations where data loss is acceptable.