High-level activation of Azure Information Protection for Office 365

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

Browseto: https://portal.azure.com/ or use the direct link to the activation page: https://portal.azure.com/#blade/Microsoft_Azure_InformationProtection/DataClassGroupEditBlade/rmsSettingsBlade

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Press activate at the top left

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Complete the installation

Wait until activation is complete.

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Standard labels

The standard labels can be found here. Practically speaking, labels that have a protection 'activation' โœ“ only have the right effect. They are truly protected.

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Example policy - Finance

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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 โœ“.

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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.

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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.

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Press read this message on the recipient's side.

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Provide access if required.

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Or use Microsoft Outlook

Please log on one more time to make sure it is you.

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Jasper

Jasper

Welcome to 365tips.be. On this website you can read articles and experiences about Office 365 with focus on Microsoft Teams. Feel free to ask me a question and I will answer it in a blog post. Help others by giving feedback at the bottom of the articles. This blog is made in Dutch. The multilingual website is offered with best-effort machine translation.
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