The previous section of this chapter covered the built-in mechanisms used by the Force Platform to insure that your individual organization is protected from external access. The platform also has a framework you can use to offer different access permissions to authenticated users within your organization.
There are three tiers to the Force Platform security framework:
Administrative permissions that grant overall security permissions to users or profiles
Component-based permissions that control access to a range of components, including applications and objects
Record-based sharing that limits access to individual records
The remainder of this chapter covers the use of each of these areas of the Force Platform ...