In the previous blog, we covered various methods that help you enable a strong password for Salesforce. Apart from improving security, you also need to keep a track of login access to the organization. For instance, anyone should not get into the database after office hours or during the restricted period. This is why Salesforce Admins are Restricting Login Access by managing the IP Address.
Today, we will learn a new technique to restrict unauthorized access by blocking the IP address of the user. Make sure to read the blog till the end and learn about its functioning.
How to Restrict Login Access?
As per the latest guidelines, Salesforce is not liable to block any user to access the database due to location restrictions. But if you want to increase security, Admins can block a certain range of IP addresses within the system. This will allow more flexibility in managing users that can enter the primary organization environment. It includes blocking access for the entire organization to prevent data theft. Moreover, Admins can select particular user accounts that fall under this category.
This brings us to another point where you need to differentiate Organization Level and Profile Level to restrict login access.
There is no doubt in the fact that any user outside the IP range of the organization is a potential threat. If any authorized person needs to log in, he needs to enter a special key along with the credentials. It could be a pre-defined character string or an OTP valid for a limited time. As you can see, you are only adding an extra layer of security for users not in the Trusted IP range of the organization.
On the other hand, Profile Level login access is less flexible. If you are not using the organization’s IP range, you will not get into the Salesforce system. This is usually implemented for employees who only need to work during office hours. Hence, the system will give the login error in any such case.
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