Configure Edge Encryption on the instance

Configure Edge Encryption by configuring fields and attachments for encryption.

Before you encrypt a field, determine what system features might be impacted. Examine all scripts for use of the field.

Before marking a field as encrypted, make any desired adjustments to the field's size. After a field has been configured for encryption, the field size cannot be changed.

Marking a field to be encrypted expands the field size to hold the extra space needed to store the encrypted data. The process of expanding the field size can take a long time depending on how many records the table has.

Test all changes on a sub-production instance before making the changes to the production instance.

To configure field encryption, you must be connected to the instance through the Edge Encryption proxy.