Apply Shield Platform Encryption with Change Sets

Whoever said, “You can’t take it with you” didn’t use change sets. Now you can take your encryption settings with you when you deploy customizations from one org to another. You can also apply encryption to components that are already part of a change set. Your encryption settings are applied to the target org when your change set is uploaded to your target org.

Where: This feature applies to Salesforce Classic, Lightning Experience, and all versions of the Salesforce app in Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited editions.

Who: To use outbound change sets and edit deployment connections, you need the Create and Upload Change Sets, Deploy Change Sets, and Modify All Data permissions.

Why: Most customers try Shield Platform Encryption features in a sandbox before using them in production orgs. Whether you’re moving your customizations from a sandbox to a production org, or from one production org to another, change set components that take encryption keep their encryption settings in the target org. Custom fields, field sets, and matching rules also keep their encryption settings.