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The Developer’s Guide to the Force.com Platform by Phil Choi, Andrew Fawcett, Glen Martin, Rick Greenwald

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Component-based Security

User-based permissions, granted to profiles, cut across the entire Force Platform environment. Profiles are also used to grant different levels of access to individual Force Platform components.

Once again, you have already seen that profiles can be used to define permissions when you create your application and custom objects. The following sections describe the different types of permissions granted to profiles for different types of components.

Application Permissions

You can grant access to an application by making the application visible, as shown in the drop-down list from the upper right corner of a Force Platform application, as shown below.

Figure 119. Application selection

If a user does not have access ...

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