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2294660 - Disable proxy rights temporarily - Platform


  • Disable proxy rights for all users temporarily.
  • I want to revoke proxy rights for all users until a later time.


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The most recommended way to achieve this will be to disable 'Always allow proxy lookup' and 'Enable Advanced Proxy Management (Proxy Now and Proxy Import)' in Admin Center->Proxy Management screen.
The option 'Always allow proxy lookup' is meant for normal users while the option 'Enable Advanced Proxy Management (Proxy Now and Proxy Import)' is for admins who have access to Proxy Management. If you disable only 'Always allow proxy lookup', the users who have access to 'Proxy Management' will still be able to proxy. It is only when you disable both these settings, that you will be able to remove the 'Proxy Now' button for ALL users.

Note that this option doesn't remove the proxy rights of the users but only disables the 'Proxy Now' button. Whenever you are ready to re-enable proxy, you can check these 2 options. You will not need to make any changes in the proxy setup.

If you would like to mass-revoke proxy rights and just disabling the Proxy Now button doesn't serve your purpose, please follow the below steps.

Prerequisite: Analytics and Reporting is enabled in your instance.

  1. Navigate to Reporting->Ad-Hoc Reports->Create New Report. For 'Report Definition type' select'Security & Proxy Data' and click 'Create'. You will get an option to select columns for the report in the 'Columns' tab. Select 'UserID' and 'Proxy UserID' (for e.g.). Once satisfied with the contents, click 'Save'. You will be able to generate a report of the complete proxy setup in your instance.
  2. Once you have the above report, you can remove proxy rights using 'Proxy Import'. Just paste the columns  'UserID' and 'Proxy UserID' into the 'Proxy Import template' and populate 'Yes' in the column 'Remove All'.

See Also

Help portal guide for Proxy Access: Setting Up and Managing Proxy Access


Always allow proxy lookup, Proxy Management, Proxy Now, Proxy Import template , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT , Platform Foundational Capabilities , How To


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