In today’s ever evolving digital world, the need to protect your data is more important than ever. Salesforce provides a number of security features to help ensure that only authorized users can access your data. One of those features is whitelisting of IP addresses. Whitelisting an IP address in Salesforce allows you to control who has access to certain parts of your system and helps reduce the chances of unauthorized access or malicious activity. 

What Is Whitelisting?

Whitelisting is a security measure used by organizations to identify which servers, computers, and/or applications are allowed to have access to their network or databases. The goal of whitelisting an IP address in Salesforce is to prevent anyone outside of your organization from accessing your data. Whitelisting is a great way to make sure that only the people and devices you trust are able to access your resources.

How To Whitelist An IP Address In Salesforce: 

  1. Log in to your Salesforce account as an administrator. 
  2. Click the Setup icon at the top of the page, and then click Security Controls under Administration Setup on the left-hand menu. 
  3. Select Network Access from the list of items on this page, and then select New from the Network Access page. 
  4. Enter a name for your whitelist rule in the Name field, and then enter a valid IP address or range of IP addresses in the Start IP Address and End IP Address fields. 
  5. Click Save to save the whitelist rule. 
  6. Once saved, the new whitelisted IP addresses will be added to your Salesforce system and only those users with access to these IP addresses will be able to access or modify data in your Salesforce instance.

Salesforce is a powerful cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) system. It allows users to manage their customers, leads, and contacts using a variety of tools and features. One of these features is the ability to whitelist IP addresses for various security purposes. 

This article will provide an overview of how to whitelist an IP address in Salesforce.

Whitelisting an IP Address: 

The first step to whitelisting an IP address in Salesforce is to navigate to the “Administer” tab located at the top right corner of your Salesforce page. From there, select “Network Access” from the left side navigation menu under Security Controls. Alternatively, you can type “Network Access” into the search bar located at the top of your Salesforce page.

Once you are in the Network Access section, select “IP Ranges” from the left side navigation menu and click “New” on the right side of the page. Here you will need to enter the IP address that you would like to whitelist, along with a description of why it needs to be whitelisted. You can also choose whether this IP address is allowed or denied access to your Salesforce instance. When finished, click “Save”.

The next step is to create a profile for users who should have access to this specific IP address range. To do so, go back to the Security Controls section of the Administer tab and select “Profiles” from the left side navigation menu. Select a profile that you would like to assign this IP Address range to and click “Edit” on the right side of the page.

On this page, scroll down to the “Network Access” section and click “Add an IP Range”. Enter the name of the IP address range that you just created in step one and click “Save”. This will add it to your profile so that any user assigned this profile will be able to access Salesforce using this specific IP address range. 

Once you have completed these steps, your whitelisting process should be complete! You can now rest assured that any user assigned to the profile you just created will be able to access Salesforce using the specified IP address range. 


By following these steps, administrators can easily whitelist an IP address in Salesforce for increased security and clarity in who is accessing their data. This ensures that only users with approved permissions are able to access sensitive information within Salesforce. Whitelisting an IP Address is a simple process that increases the overall security of your system and provides peace of mind knowing that only authorized personnel are allowed access.