DataSpell 2023.1 Help


To prevent potential security risks, DataSpell lets you decide how to open a project if you're not sure about its source. DataSpell warns you about tasks or configurations that will be executed during the opening process and lets you configure sources that you can trust.

Open a project from unknown sources

When you open attach or clone remote directories, DataSpell immediately lets you decide how to handle a project that contains unfamiliar source code.

Trust Project dialog

You can select one of the following actions:

  • Preview in Safe Mode: in this case DataSpell opens a project in a "preview mode" meaning you can browse the project's sources, but there are restrictions in running any notebooks or scripts..

    DataSpell displays a notification on top of the editor area, and you can click the Trust project… link and load your project at any time.

  • Trust Project: in this case, DataSpell opens and loads a project. That means project is initialized, project's plugins are resolved, dependencies are added, and all DataSpell features are available.

  • Don't Open: in this case DataSpell cancels the action.

Startup tasks

When you open a project created on a different machine, it might contain some scripts or tasks that are executed during the opening process. If such tasks are found, DataSpell displays a notification suggesting that the code you are about to execute might be harmful.

You can review what tasks will be executed and modify the settings.

Review the startup tasks

  1. In the Settings dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to Tools | Startup Tasks.

  2. On the Startup Tasks settings page, you can review and modify the startup tasks.

Trusted locations

You can configure what sources DataSpell should consider safe and load such projects automatically during the opening process.

You can add your home directory to the trusted locations to disable DataSpell's warnings about untrusted projects.

Configure trusted locations

  1. In the Settings dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to Build, Execution, Deployment | Trusted Locations.

  2. On the Trusted Locations settings page, configure the local directories where the projects you consider trusted reside. Click OK to save the changes.

    Trusted Locations

    The next time you open a project from one of those locations, DataSpell will automatically load the project.

Last modified: 13 February 2023