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Salesforce Data Loader for Community Users

Knowledge Article Number 000205643
Description Starting in Summer 14 release, Salesforce “Partner Community” User License can use Salesforce Data Loader.
Resolution For “Partner Community” User License to use Data Loader, these users need the following:

1.  "Enable API" in either Profile or Permission Set
2.  Download and install Salesforce Data Loader.
3.  Set Data Loader Server Host to either Production ( or Sandbox (
4.  Security token must be blank since “Partner Community” User License do not have security token and not necessary for this license type.

For customers that do not want “Partner Community” User License to access Data Loader, please remove "Enable API" in their Profile or Permission Set.

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