Data Classification Sensitivity Label Publication Modification Procedure

This admin procedure will provide background information on modifying a publish sensitivity label.

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

Microsoft Purview uses sensitivity labels to classify and protect data, and the labels have a global scope that travels with the data. Publishing a label will either create a mandatory enforcement of labels being applied to items that fall within the scope of enforcement or allow labels to be applied by end user at their own discretion.


Procedure ScopeAdministrators

Required Group MembershipAdmin.DataLossPrevention


Modifying a Published Sensitivity Label

  1. Navigate to Label Policies - Purview, locate the published label you wish to alter. A pop up will be displayed, select Edit Policy.
  2. Upon opening the policy, all the information of the policy will be displayed. 4 points of interest will be available to Edit. You can modify the sections as needed.
    1. Labels to Publish: Specifies the created label that will be applied to the policy.
    2. Users and Groups: Specifies which users or non-security groups will have access to this label or be required to use this label.
    3. Settings: Specifies the enforcement scope for this published label, deciding the necessity of deployment. When configured additional portals will be displayed asking for possible configuration of defaults or additional restrictions that will apply to different items.
    4. Name: Adjusts the non-functional elements of the policy, only editing the Description is available.
  3. Once the necessary change has been made, the last step is to finalize revisions by selecting Submit.
  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 the published sensitivity label, adjusting the scope to which labels will need to be deployed to items. For any other problems or questions, reach out to us!