Encrypt Custom Fields in Managed Packages

When you install a managed package in your Salesforce org with Shield Platform Encryption, you can encrypt custom fields in the package. You can encrypt any field that belongs to one of the encryptable custom field types.

As an admin, this may increase the range of packages you can leverage, because more packages will be encryption-ready out of the box. (Not all of them, though! Check with the app vendor that a package is compatible with encryption before you install it.)

Important

Important

Engage your app vendor to make sure they are prepared to support encrypted custom fields in their package. Then contact Salesforce support to enable this capability for your org.

If you’re an app vendor, talk to Salesforce support about getting set up to support customers who encrypt custom fields used by your package.