Select the fields you want to encrypt. When a field is encrypted, its value is masked for users who don’t have permission to view encrypted data.
|Available as add-on subscription in: Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited Editions. Requires purchasing Salesforce Shield. Available in Developer Edition at no charge for organizations created in Summer ’15 and later.|
|Available in both Salesforce Classic and Lightning Experience.|
|To view setup:||“View Setup and Configuration”|
|To encrypt fields:||“Customize Application”|
Depending on the size of your organization, enabling a standard field for encryption can take a few minutes.
Make sure that your organization has an active encryption key. If you’re not sure, check with your administrator.
From Setup, use the Quick Find box to find the Platform Encryption setup page.
Click Encrypt Fields.
Select the fields you want to encrypt, and save your settings.
The automatic Platform Encryption validation service will now check for settings in your organization that might block encryption. You’ll receive an email with suggestions for fixing any incompatible settings.
Field values are automatically encrypted only in records created or updated after you’ve enabled encryption. Salesforce recommends updating existing records to ensure that their field values are encrypted. For example, if you encrypt the Description
field on the Case object, use the Data Loader to update all case records. Contact Salesforce if you need help with this.