Field Level Security Model in Salesforce

by Rijwan Mohmmed

Greetings everyone, Today’s topic of discussion is the Field Level Security Model in Salesforce. It’s all about fine-tuning who can access specific fields within an object. With this dynamic feature, you gain precise control over your data, ensuring only authorized users can view or modify sensitive information.

Using field-level security we can allow users to have access to an object while limiting their access to individual fields in that object. Using field-level security we can control whether a user can view, edit, and delete the value for a particular field on an object. Permission sets and profiles are collections of settings and permissions that determine what a user can do in the application.

Also, check this: Object Level Security Model in Salesforce

Key Highlights :

  1. Mastering Field Permissions: Field-Level Security offers a granular approach to data access.
  2. Read: View the content of a specific field.
  3. Edit: Modify the content of a specific field.
  4. Data Segmentation: Segregate sensitive data, granting access only to users who need it.
  5. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with regulations by controlling who can view and modify certain data fields.
  6. Confidentiality: Safeguard personal, financial, or proprietary information with precision.
  7. Profiles: Assign field permissions to different profiles based on user roles.
  8. Permission Sets: Extend field access to specific users without altering their profile.
  9. Org-Wide Defaults: Define default access settings for fields.
  10. Field Accessibility: Evaluate fields’ visibility on different page layouts.

Crafting a Secure Salesforce Environment:

By mastering Field-Level Security, you’re contributing to a fortress of data protection. Your expertise ensures sensitive data remains confidential, compliant, and accessible only to those who truly need it.


Field-level security settings let you restrict users’ access to view and edit specific fields.

At the object level, we can give permission on what the user can do with salesforce records like the user can read, create, edit, delete, view all & modify all. Object permissions we can give at the object level. Now I want to restrict a few sensitive fields from my users. I don’t want to display these sensitive fields for all users. We can restrict fields by using field-level security.

We can give read & edit permissions to the field. We can handle these field-level permissions in three ways.

  1. By using the “set field level security” button at the field level.
  2. By using the “view field accessibility” button at the field level
  3. In profiles/permission sets we can handle field-level permissions.

Note: In profiles, you can find the Field level security section on the profile detail page. You cannot find Field permission on the profile edit page.

Reference :

  1. Salesforce Security
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