Data Classification Sensitivity Label Modification Procedure

This admin procedure will provide background information on how to modify an existing sensitivity label that is being applied to items.

This article is intended for employees of organizations that use Sittadel's security. Additionally, there are some actions that can only be accomplished by those with administrative privileges.

Sensitivity labels can be extended to other Microsoft products like SharePoint, Teams, Power BI, and SQL but this requires E3 licensure which is outside the scope of a Security Essentials Deployment.

Sensitivity Labels

Microsoft Purview uses sensitivity labels to classify and protect data, and the labels have a global scope that travels with the data.


Procedure Scope: Administrators

Required Group Membership: Admin.DataLossPrevention


Modifying a Sensitivity Label

  1. Navigate to Labels – Purview, locate the label you want to alter. Select Edit Label in the pop-up menu.
  2. Upon opening the policy, all the information of the policy will be displayed. 3 points of interest will be available to Edit. You can modify the sections as needed.
    1. Name and Tooltip: Adjust the non-functional elements of the label, such as the Name or Description.
    2. Scope: Specifies which items that the label will be applied to.
    3. Items: Specifies the rule enforcement that will take place on the defined items; depending on the configured scope a specific portal will be accessible to adjust these rules.
    4. Groups & Sites: Specifies which SharePoint or Teams sites or groups the label will be enforced on; this requires E3 Licensure.
  3. Once the necessary change has been made, the last step is to finalize revisions by selecting Save Label.
  4. A final prompt will notify you that the label has been updated, select Done to finalize the modification process.

You're Finished!

You should have successfully modified an existing sensitivity label that will be applied to the new specified parameter set, these labels will enforce a specific action once they are deployed. For any other problems or questions, reach out to us!