High-level activation of Azure Information Protection for Office 365
Azure Information Protection (AIP) is a cloud-based solution that enables organisations to classify and protect documents and emails by applying labels. Labels can be applied in the following ways:
- Automatically by administrators using rules and conditions
- Manual by users.
- Through a combination where administrators define the recommendations that are shown to users. Tooltips.
For example, the administrator can configure a label with rules that detect sensitive data, such as credit card information. In this case, any user who saves credit card information in a Word file will see a tooltip at the top of the document recommending the application of the relevant label for this scenario.
A practical tip: Start testing on a test environment or testtenant. Information protection is best worked out in a pre-production environment first and then brought to your production environment. A test tenant can be made via this blog.
Start from Azure Admincenter
Press activate at the top left
Complete the installation
Wait until activation is complete.
The standard labels can be found here. Practically speaking, labels that have a protection 'activation' ✓ only have the right effect. They are truly protected.
Example policy - Finance
Practical test in Outlook Online
Open your Outlook online via: https://outlook.office.com/mail/inbox
Create a test e-mail, and use a label that protection has checked ✓.
Two things are important here.
This mail will tell you anyway that you will mail to the outside. Not internally. Good to know.
You will see under sensitivity: Confidential - Finance. This label had a protection label on.
Test via the receiver
It is best to test in Outlook or Online Online . Both scenarios are relevant to test. Information protection is something that really needs to be tested deeply before rolling it out to the entire organisation.
Press read this message on the recipient's side.
Provide access if required.
Or use Microsoft Outlook
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