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Salesforce Upload Attachments: Blocking Potentially Harmful Files

Posted by Kamran Mahmood on Oct 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Security is perhaps one of the most critical aspects in the cloud world, if not the most critical one. Salesforce does not have a default way to prevent users from uploading certain types of files. This is a huge security risk, especially when your Salesforce application is publicly exposed through sites.com. 

After all, the last thing you need is a harmful file uploaded in Salesforce, infecting your network and corrupting or exporting your sensitive data.

But no need to freak out- with Salesforce, there's always a work around. 

All you have to do is create a trigger on Attachment object- yes, it's true,  writing a trigger on Attachment object is possible.

How? Continue reading…

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Topics: Salesforce Optimization, Security, Trigger

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