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Muhammad AsifMuhammad Asif 

Org. merging security

We have an unusal requirement from the client. Two orgs are merging. Org 1(Target Org) has OWD Public read only and Org 2 (Source Org) has OWD private. The requirement is when Org1 and Org2 merge; users of Org1 Cannot see the data of Org2. The client is insisting that OWD of Org1 will reamain Public read only.

We have proposed setting OWD to private and opening ORG1 access using Permission Sets and Sharing Rules as such the users of ORG1 will not feel the difference but the client is saying; changing OWD of Org1 is not an option. 

We know this is not possible but we want to do our complete due diligence before going back to the client. Any help in this regard is highly appreciated.
Carlos Campillo GallegoCarlos Campillo Gallego
Hi Muhammad,

As you state, it's not possible to restrict access to records without changing OWD. You just can give more access to records using permission sets, role hierarchy and sharing rules, so sadly your client should change his mind...
I guess that he needs to understand that this is just a platform limitation, this is how Salesforce works, nothing else.