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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Dynamics CRM 2011 in 24 Hours by Anne Stanton

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Field Security

Through security roles, you can effectively control access to records. Sometimes this is not enough; some organizations also require the capability to lock, or protect, certain fields in a record. This can be implemented via field security.

Whenever a new field is created in CRM, you have the option to mark it as a field that requires additional security. When implemented, the field is displayed on a form with a key symbol next to it, to provide visual recognition that field security is applied to it and that some users may not be able to see the contents of the field. Where a field with security is designated and the user does not have access to the contents, CRM will automatically replace the real characters with black dots (see ...

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