There are two buttons that seem very similar when viewing the detial page for an object: Set Field Level Security and View Field Accessibility. They both seem to allow you to set the field level security.
Are these (“Field Level Security” and “Field Accessibility”) basically the same thing?
You can modify
Field Level Security from the
Field Accessibility screen, but it’s not the only thing you can modify.
From the field accessibility grid, you can click any field access setting to change the field’s accessibility in the page layout or in field-level security. The Access Settings page then lets you modify the field access settings.
- In the Field-Level Security section of the page, specify the field’s access level for the profile.Access Level Enabled Settings Users can read and edit the field. Visible Users can read but not edit the field. Visible and Read-Only Users can’t read or edit the field. None
We recommend that you use field-level security to control users’ access to fields rather than creating multiple page layouts to control field access.
- In the Page Layout section of the page, you can:
- Select the
Remove or change editabilityradio button and then change the field access properties for the page layout. These changes will affect all profile and record type combinations that currently use this page layout.
- Alternatively, you can select the
Choose a different page layoutradio button to assign a different page layout to the profile and record type combination.