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Salesforce has two different user interfaces: Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic. It’s easy to switch between the two. You can learn about switching between interfaces, enabling Lightning Experience, and more in the Lightning Experience Basics module here on Trailhead.
This module is designed for Salesforce Classic.
Choosing the data set each user or group of users can see is one of the key decisions that affects the security of your app. Once you’ve designed and implemented the data model for your app, it’s important to think about the different types of users and the types of data they need access to.
For example, suppose you’re building a Recruiting app that contains information about open positions, candidates, and job applications. The app will store confidential data, such as social security numbers, salary amounts, and applicant reviews that should only be exposed to specific types of users. For such an app, it’s important to secure the sensitive data without making it harder for recruiters, hiring managers, and interviewers to do their jobs.
The Force.com platform provides a flexible, layered sharing model that makes it easy to assign different data sets to different sets of users. This ensures you can balance security and convenience, minimizing the risk of stolen or misused data while making sure all users can easily access the data they need.
The platform includes simple-to-configure security controls that make it easy to specify which users can view, create, edit, or delete any record or field in the app. You can configure access at the level of the organization, objects, fields, or individual records. By combining security controls at different levels, you can provide just the right level of data access to thousands of users without having to specify permissions for each user individually.
Watch this video to get an overview of the different ways to manage access to data.
There are four main levels at which you can configure access to data on the platform.
At the highest level, you can secure access to your organization by maintaining a list of authorized users, setting password policies, and limiting login access to certain hours and certain locations.
The following units provide more details about each of these methods for controlling data.
Auditing features does not secure your organization by itself. It provides important information about system usage, which can be useful in diagnosing potential or real security issues. It is important that someone in your organization perform regular audits to detect potential abuse. The other security features provided by Salesforce are preventative. To verify that your system is secure, perform audits to monitor for unexpected changes or usage trends.
Auditing features include:
Here are some tips: