Guide: How to use / apply sensitivity labels with Microsoft Teams
Wondering how to get started using sensitivity labels with Microsoft Teams? If you’re ready to start protecting your organization’s Teams content with unified labeling in Microsoft 365, follow these steps!
When it comes to keeping sensitive data secure in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 now has a built-in feature that lets you classify and protect your data at the container-level: sensitivity labels through the Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) solution.
With sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365, you can classify data across your organization and enforce protection settings based on that classification. And when viewed by users, a sensitivity label appears as a tag in apps that they use—such as Microsoft Teams—and can be easily integrated into their existing workflows.
Sensitivity labels applied at the container level enable Microsoft Teams admins to protect and regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within teams. And since they can be applied at the level of an individual team, there’s no need to apply unnecessary blanket restrictions that could negatively impact user adoption and result in people turning to other, un-approved tools.
If you’re ready to start protecting your organization’s Teams data with sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365, then follow the steps in this handy how-to guide to get started!
Follow these steps to get started using sensitivity labels with Microsoft Teams:
Enable sensitivity labels for containers and synchronize labels.
To apply published labels to groups (and, by extension, teams), you first need to enable the feature in Azure AD. You will also need to synchronize your sensitivity labels to Azure AD.
Configure “Groups & sites” settings in the sensitivity labeling wizard.
Once you’ve enabled sensitivity labels for containers, you can now configure protection settings for groups and sites in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.
Publish sensitivity labels that are configured for sites and groups.
To make a new sensitivity label visible for users in teams, groups, and sites, publish it by creating a label policy in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.