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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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Record-Level Security

In Force.com, individual data records within an object are secured through a combination of three concepts:

1. Record ownership—All records except those on the child side of a Master-Detail relationship have a single named owner. Record owners are individual users or groups of users. Ownership of a record can be transferred manually to another user or group.

2. User groups—Users can be organized into flat lists and placed in a hierarchy. Groups can contain individual users as well as other groups.

3. Sharing model—The sharing model consists of two parts: organization-wide defaults and sharing reasons. The organization-wide defaults can be configured to lock down all records by object, regardless of their owner. Sharing ...

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