The sharing capabilities of the Lightning Platform include a wide variety of features that administrators can use to explicitly grant access to data for individuals and groups. In addition to these more familiar functions, there are a number of sharing behaviours that are built into Salesforce applications. This kind of sharing is called implicit because it’s not configured by administrators; it’s defined and maintained by the system to support collaboration among members of sales teams, customer service representatives, and clients or customers.
This table describes the different kinds of implicit sharing built into Salesforce applications and the record access that each kind provides.
|Type of Sharing||Provides||Details|
|Parent||Read-only access to the parent account for a user with access to a child record||
|Child||Access to child records for the owner of the parent account||
|Portal||Access to portal account and all associated contacts for all portal users under that account||Shared to the lowest role under the portal account|
|High Volume||Access to data owned by high volume users associated with a sharing set for users member of the sharing set's access group||All members of the sharing set access group gain access to every record owned by every high volume user associated with that sharing set|
|High Volume Parent||Read only access to the parent account of records shared through a sharing set's access group for users member of the group||Maintains the ability to see the parent account when users are given access to account children owned by high volume users|