Making Custom Fields Private

Article Number:020225

When you select "Make this field public" when you create a custom field, the value in the field becomes public to all users.
However, if you have any fields containing information that is not appropriate to be public, such as "birthplace" or "postal address", you can make them private.
Whether to make the fields public or not can be configured for each field.

Confirming Value in Private Fields

Values of the fields can be confirmed in the following screens.

  • On "Edit User" screen in Kintone Users & System Administration
  • The user's own profile


  1. Click gear shaped administration menu icon in the header.

  2. Click Users & System Administration.
    Accessing Kintone Users & System Administration

  3. Click Departments & Users.

  4. Click Profile Settings.
    Screenshot: "Profile Settings" is highlighted

  5. Click Edit icon of the target field.

  6. Clear "Make this field public". Screenshot: "Make this field public" checkbox is cleared

  7. Click Save.