Using Named Credentials to make Salesforce Apex more secure

Named Credentials

Named Credentials in Salesforce serve as a secure method of managing authentication data for external services. They encapsulate the endpoint URL and the required authentication credentials (username, password, OAuth, etc.), providing a simplified and secure way to call out to external APIs from Salesforce. When developing on the Salesforce platform, security is a paramount concern, … Read more

7 ways security can be compromised on a Salesforce Cloud and how to prevent it

Salesforce Security

While Salesforce provides robust security features, the platform’s security is not solely in the hands of Salesforce; it is a shared responsibility with the organizations that use it. Advanced Salesforce developers and administrators must be aware of common security vulnerabilities and adopt best practices to mitigate risks. This article explores the technical nuances of common … Read more

Step by Step Guide to Enable Multi-Factor Authentication in Salesforce

Step by Step Guide to Enable Multi-Factor Authentication in Salesforce

Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in Salesforce is a critical step in securing your Salesforce environment by adding an extra layer of protection to your user login process. MFA requires users to verify their identities with two or more forms of authentication before gaining access. Here’s a step-by-step guide to enable MFA in Salesforce: 1. Plan … Read more

MFA Is Turned On by Default Starting April 2024

To prevent unauthorized access to Salesforce accounts, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is required when users log in. To help customers with this contractual requirement, Salesforce is making MFA a default part of the direct login process for production orgs. This change applies to production orgs created on or after April 8, 2024. It also applies to … Read more

Everything you wanted to know about Remote Site Settings in Salesforce

Remote Site Settings

When integrating Salesforce with external systems or allowing it to make callouts to external web services, Remote Site Settings play a critical role in defining trusted URLs for outbound communications. Here’s a comprehensive guide to understanding and managing Remote Site Settings in Salesforce. What are Remote Site Settings? Remote Site Settings in Salesforce are configurations … Read more