I am looking to use permission sets to manage access to standard Salesforce object tabs such as Accounts and Contacts.

The user in question has a profile with no permissions; All tabs are set to Tab Hidden. I am looking to apply a permission set to the user which would then grant access for that user to view the Account tab in the app.

I cannot find a way to grant Account tab visibility in my permission set.

Any help is appreciated!

1 Answer 1


It's in Object Settings > Accounts.

Account Settings

If you don't see it as an option, it's because the License Type you selected does not support Accounts.

Order Permission Set

Available Objects on this Permission Set

  • Thanks @sfdcfox, this is what I thought as well. However, I am unable to see the Tab Settings section in the UI when selecting the Accounts object in custom objects. Could this be due to the particular edition I am on? Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 15:47
  • @markwilland Maybe? All I know is that you can't select Accounts as a type if the license doesn't support accounts. You may want to contact Support if you believe this is an error.
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 15:51
  • Ok, so would this not be possible on an unlicensed permission set? I just find it strange as that section is there for all custom objects but not for standard objects Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 15:54
  • @markwilland It depends on your org's available license types. In my dev org, for example, I'm allowed to select accounts on an unlicensed Permission Set, but depending on your features, you may not be able to do this. Try this with a Salesforce license, you should see Accounts as an option.
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 15:56

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