Do users need "View Setup and Configuration"
What is opinion regarding the profile permission: View Setup and Configuration? Do you allow this setting on your standard user profiles? Is there a legitimate need for this permission on standard users?
users with the “View Setup and Configuration” permission can view Setup pages. that means they can see the object details pageslayouts etc which i would say should only be a permission to system admins.
standard users in salesforce should not be having this permission. there is know need of this permission for standred user unless he needs to the the configurations of the org which i think is a job of system admin.
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View Setup and Configuration helps you to view set up pages. The users can see the setting because on the profile they have the "View Setup and Configuration" enabled (It is in the Administrative Permission section).
Here are the following links,plaese go through them as they will help to answer all your queries regarding "View Setup and Configuration".
I agree with Sandeep on the point that Standard Users should not necessarily have this User Permission.
During the projects that we are working on with clients, we have seen it often that too many Users have access to the Setup. In cases, this completely messed up the SFDC Org with too many fields, layouts, record types, etc etc, so that nobody had the overview anymore of who was using what and why.
Now, Salesforce is a constantly evolving ecosystem and with changes in Salesforce and changes in your company (including necessary data, process steps, etc. etc.), you will have a lot of change requests from the Users working with it.
Considering this, we always recommend having only a few - if not just 1 - administrator with all the access rights to setup, and channeling requests from users to this/these adminstrator(s).
A good option would be to use the Idea object in Salesforce, which helps you to determine the needs of your users by votes and comments. https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=ideas_about.htm&language=en
Another way would be using Cases on Salesforce: https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=cases_def.htm&language=en
Alternatively, you could also use simple Tasks in Salesforce!
Whatever you use in the end, my clear recommendation is making sure to have the administration centralized and requests channeled.
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I need to give a couple of users the ability to "CRED, Modify All" on standard objects and let them access to "View Setup and Configuration". However, these users are not allowed to create any custom object, report types or make any changes in the backend - in short only view page layouts or have "read only" view. Can someone guide me on how to do this?
Thank you in advance