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Force Platform Fundamentals: An Introduction to Custom Application Development in the Cloud by Andrea Leszek, Adam Gross, Nick Tran, Dave Carroll, Caroline Roth, Chris McGuire

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Controlling Access to Objects

First let’s configure access to our Recruiting app custom objects. As we mentioned previously, we can control whether a user knows that a particular object exists in the app by modifying his or her profile. But exactly what is a profile, and what does it control?

Introducing Profiles

A profile is a collection of settings and permissions that determine what a user can do in the platform, kind of like a group in a Windows network, where all of the members of the group have the same folder permissions and access to the same software. Profiles control:

  • The objects the user can view, create, edit, and delete

  • The object fields the user can view and edit (more on that later!)

  • The tabs the user can view in the app

  • The standard ...

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