Salesforce Customer Support is great, but self-service is even
better. Now you can turn on the Encrypt Custom Fields for Managed Packages setting for your
org right from Setup. No more calls to Support. If the installed managed package supports
encryption, you can get right down to the important business of adding extra layers of
security to your—and your customers’—data.
Where: This change applies to Salesforce Classic, Lightning Experience, and all
versions of the Salesforce app in Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer
How: On the Advanced Settings page in Setup, turn on Encrypt Custom Fields
in Managed Packages. From now on, if an installed managed package supports
encryption, you can encrypt custom fields in that package.
If you’ve already had Salesforce enable this feature for you, just opt in again on the
Advanced Settings page. If you don’t opt in, your encrypted custom fields in installed managed
packages remain encrypted. However, you can’t enable or disable encryption on those fields in
your installed managed packages.