When creating new fields, some profiles are checked by default on page load. How are these profiles determined ?

  • Interesting question, I always wondered same Commented Jun 23, 2018 at 18:41
  • Which profiles are unticked for you?
    – Robs
    Commented Jun 23, 2018 at 18:42
  • Which profiles means ..?
    – david raj
    Commented Jun 23, 2018 at 19:07
  • Same question: salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/76105/…
    – javanoob
    Commented Jun 23, 2018 at 21:59
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    @javanoob True enough, but it doesn't include a link to the documentation.
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Jun 24, 2018 at 2:37

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This is actually in the documentation:

When you create a custom field, by default the field isn’t visible or editable for portal profiles, unless the field is universally required.

So, the answer is, if you don't check the Required checkbox, portal users don't get field access by default.

At a more technical level, I believe this means that only profiles with the Salesforce license type will get checked by default.

  • The last paragraph is correct. Other users who don't get access by default: Guest (Site & Community users) Commented Oct 2, 2020 at 18:00

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