SharePoint: Requesting a Sensitivity Label for your SharePoint Site

Sensitivity labels are used to classify and protect content in your SharePoint site.

Use labels to:

  • Allow or prevent external user access
  • Allow or prevent external sharing
  • Control access from unmanaged devices
  • Implement context-based authentication (in preview)

When a sensitivity label is added to your SharePoint site, the label automatically applies the classification and configured protection settings to the site.

The content in your site does not inherit the attributes of the labels that you have selected. For example, visual markings (watermarks) are not displayed on files in the site, and enhanced settings, such as, encryption is not applied to email messages.


Task: To request a sensitivity label be applied to your SharePoint site.


Step 1 - Navigate to the SharePoint support article.

Step 2 - Click Request Support.

Step 3 - Enter your SharePoint site information and requested sensitivity label.

  • Current Site Address
  • Current Site Owner
  • Requested Sensitivity Label
  • Confidential
  • Private
  • Personal


Outcome: A SharePoint administrator reviews your request and applies the requested sensitivity label. Attributes of the selected sensitivity label are displayed on your SharePoint site.


Article ID: 4364
Fri 3/18/22 3:57 PM
Wed 3/23/22 5:02 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
USNH System Office