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TNS Salesforce Best Practices Audit

by Justin Brown
April 10, 2015


TNS Salesforce Best Practices v1.0.0


This audit file implements recommendations provided by the Salesforce Security Implementation Guide.


It includes checks for authorization configuration, single sign on providers, network settings, object permissions, password policies, session security, and others.


Scan Requirements:

 To begin auditing the security of your Salesforce.com instance, you will need:

  • Nessus 6.0 and above.
  • Authorized access to Salesforce.com with one of two methods:
    • Valid username and password with scanner IP added as trusted host to Salesforce
    • Valid username, password, and security token for the user accessing Salesforce
  • Plugin ID #76711 (Salesforce.com Compliance Checks)
  • Audit File for Salesforce (TNS_Salesforce_Best_Practices_v1.0.0.audit)

 Security settings included in this audit:

  • AuthConfig
  • Trusted IP Ranges
  • CronTrigger
  • Email Services
  • Enabling Single Sign
  • Monitoring Login History
  • Network
  • Object Permissions
  • Securing Data Access
  • Setting Password Policies
  • Setting Session Security
  • Setting Session Security
  • Trust and Salesforce.com
  • User Access
Total Checks: 

Sample Pass

Sample Fail

See Also

The majority of the TNS Salesforce Best Practices were developed based on guidance from the Salesforce Security Implementation Guide at http://help.salesforce.com/help/pdfs/en/salesforce_security_impl_guide.pdf