The Figma plugin is run directly from Figma's own servers, and runs inside of a your Figma file, which means that it inherits all of the security and infrastructure of the Figma platform, which exceed industry standards for data protection and security:
- SOC 2 Type 2
- SOC 3
- Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR: Level 1
- ISO/IEC 27001:2013
- ISO/IEC 27018:2019
- EU Cloud Code of Conduct (COC): Level 2
There's no additional software that needs to be installed to use the Figma plugin, as Figma plugins run as a built-in part of Figma's own native functionality, and all Figma plugins easily accessibile and can be instantly run from inside any Figma file, or via the official Figma Community ecosystem inside of the Figma app.
If your organization is already approved to use Figma, then you already have access to Figma plugins.
How CopyDoc works
The CopyDoc Figma plugin helps users easily export, import, localize and update text in Figma.
CopyDoc is designed to be privacy and security focused, so nothing ever leaves your Figma file.
All functionality and file imports/exports are handled client-side directly in the Figma plugin using the Figma Plugins API, and are never uploaded, processed or stored anywhere in the cloud or outside of Figma.
What CopyDoc does and doesn’t do
CopyDoc uses the Figma Plugins API to help you export/import, localize, sync, spellcheck and find/replace text content inside of your Figma file.
It doesn’t rely on any external servers, which means that nothing in your Figma file ever leaves the Figma plugin or Figma itself.
- Allow users to optionally export text content from their Figma file to an XLSX, JSON, CSV or XLIFF file, which is then saved directly to their computer.
- Allow users to optionally drag/drop XLSX, CSV, JSON or XLIFF files from the user’s computer to re-import updated content to Figma.
- Allow users to optionally export Figma frames from their Figma file to a PDF, DOCX, CSV or XLSX file, which is then saved directly to their computer.
- Allow users to spell check their text content inside of the Figma file.
- Allow users to optionally sync content from a Google Sheets URL, which imports content directly via the official Google Sheets API.
- Allow users to find and replace text inside of the Figma file.
- Allow users to optionally export Figma comments from their Figma file to an XLSX file via the Figma REST API, which is then saved directly to their computer.
CopyDoc does not
- Upload any design data or content from your Figma file design.
- Store any design data or content from your Figma file design.
- Use any servers or cloud storage to process your design data or content.
- Collect or store any personal information (Figma plugins cannot access any private information about Figma projects, Figma teams or Figma users).
How Figma plugins work
Figma plugins can only do whatever Figma allows them to do inside the permissions of the Figma Plugins API, and importantly, plugins don't have any access to personal information about the Figma user running the plugin.
What Figma plugins can and can't do
As per the article on Figma plugin security, there are a limited number of things that Figma plugins can do, and many more things that they can't do:
Figma plugins can
- Only be run by an explicit user action
- Show UI in a single plugin-specific dialog
- Read any data in your Figma document (e.g. a “find layer by name” plugin)
- Modify any data in your Figma document (e.g. a “rename selected layers” plugin)
- Communicate with any server over the internet (e.g. an “import from service X” plugin)
Figma plugins cannot
- Run by themselves
- Get information about the project or team that owns the file
- Access anything when they aren’t running
- Access data from any files other than the file they were run in
- Change Figma’s UI outside of the plugin UI dialog