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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Overview of Database Security

Force.com provides a multilayered approach to data security. Each layer secures data using a different approach, and the layers build on each other to provide a deep, configurable defense. Figure 3.1 identifies the layers of security and their relationship to data and other layers.

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Figure 3.1 Security architecture

The box enclosing the Object represents object-level security, which is provided by profiles and permission sets. A profile is a unit of Force.com metadata used to group users with common data access requirements. It contains a set of permissions for every object defined in the Force.com organization. ...

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