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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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Profiles

Profiles are the primary way to customize the Force.com user experience. They contain a large number of settings to control the user interface and data security of your organization. Users are assigned to profiles based on the tasks they need to perform in your system.

The two types of profiles are standard and custom. Standard profiles are provided with Force.com and cannot be renamed or deleted, although they can be reconfigured. Custom profiles have the same functionality as standard profiles but can be named. They can also be deleted if no users are assigned to them.

To manage profiles, click Setup, and in the Administration Setup area, click Manage Users, Profiles. In the realm of data security, the two primary sections to focus ...

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