Encrypt fields using encryption configurations Encrypt fields by creating encryption configurations. To configure Edge Encryption, you must be connected to the instance through the proxy. Test all changes on a sub-production instance before making the changes to the production instance. Define encryption keys After setting up one or more proxies and configuring a default encryption key, the instance verifies that the keys are available to all proxies. You cannot make an encryption key the default key unless all proxies have the key. Once a default key is defined, you can create encryption configurations. Assign fields and attachments to be encrypted Assigning fields and attachments to be encrypted means assigning an encryption type to the field or attachment. Before marking a field as encrypted, evaluate these issues. Determine what system features might be impacted. Examine all scripts for use of the field. 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 the number of records in the table. Create an encryption configurationSelect the fields to be encrypted and identify the encryption type.Deactivate an encryption configurationAfter configuring a field or a table's attachments to be encrypted, you can stop encryption by deactivating the encryption configuration. After deactivating encryption, you can run a Decryption job for fields or an Attachment Decryption job for attachments to remove the encrypted data from the instance.Schedule an encryption jobYou can schedule a job to find and encrypt any unencrypted data in a specified field, using the default encryption key configured for the field. If you do not create an encryption job after configuring a field for encryption, the records are encrypted as they are saved to the instance.Schedule a decryption jobYou can schedule a job to decrypt data in an encrypted field, to store clear data in the instance.