Record Restrictions (also referred to as Record Specific Security or Row Level Security) is a security feature available on every Platform page that empowers a trusted user to hide specific records from other users or groups of users.
For example, several users can have a Security Role granting them the right to the Background Checks page. However, it may be necessary to hide certain FAILED background check results from all but a handful of qualified users. Record restrictions applied to those records accomplishes this goal. Another example is the need to hide the Contact record of a celebrity who is part of the organization from most folks who can see the list of contacts.
Record Restrictions is the only security type not applied directly to Security Roles. It is applied directly to a record and the restriction is based on explicitly defined users or User Groups. The ability to secure records on a specific page is an Explicitly Secured Action. Only users with a Security Role that grants them permission to apply Record Restrictions on a specific page is allowed to do so (the Secure option currently still appears in their system, however, even if the user isn't allowed to secure records on a given page).
Additionally, this can be used on a selection of records:
You can verify the restriction is removed by going to Administration > Record Security. These records are not listed.
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