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Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide

By : Paul Goodey
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Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide

By: Paul Goodey

Overview of this book

Do you want to be able to confidently design and build apps that support business processes within the Lightning Platform? Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide not only helps you to do this, but also prepares you for the certification exam. The book starts by describing the core capabilities of the Lightning Platform. You'll learn techniques for data modeling to design, build, and deploy apps without writing code and achieve rapid results with the declarative capabilities that the Lightning Platform provides. Next, you'll explore utilities for importing and exporting data and the features available in the Lightning Platform to restrict and extend access to objects, fields, and records. You'll also be able to customize the Salesforce Lightning Experience user interface (UI) and build functionality for custom buttons, links, and actions. Later, this certification study guide will take you through reporting and the social and mobile features of the Lightning Platform. Finally, you’ll get to grips with Salesforce build environments and deployment options. By the end of this Salesforce book, you'll not only have learned how to build data models, enforce data security, and implement business logic and process automation, but also have gained the confidence to pass the Platform App Builder exam and achieve Salesforce certification.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to the Lightning Platform Core
Section 2: Behind the Scenes
Section 3: A Step Closer to the Exam

Understanding the layers of data security in the Lightning Platform

The Lightning Platform uses a layered data security model that incorporates the concept of applying the principle of least privilege security.

The principle of least privilege is a data security concept that stipulates that users should have the minimum amount of access to data required to carry out their use of the system. As an example, a user record that has been created for managing sales opportunity records should not automatically be provided with full access to marketing campaign records unless it is specifically required.

By using a layered data security model in the Lightning Platform, along with a flexible set of inter-related features that allow you to set the security at each level, data can be secured and only exposed to users that you have determined need it. The following diagram shows the data security levels and the general data security mechanisms that can be applied at an object, record, and...