Teams: Requesting a Sensitivity Label for your Teams Site

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

Use labels to:

  • Designate your site as public or private
  • Allow or prevent external user access
  • Control access from unmanaged devices
  • Implement context-based authentication (in preview)

When a sensitivity label is added to your Teams 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 Teams site.


Step 1 - Navigate to the Microsoft 365 Support article.

Step 2 - Click Request Support.

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

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


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

Teams site with sensitivity labels highlighted.


Article ID: 4365
Mon 3/21/22 10:22 AM
Thu 5/5/22 2:31 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
USNH System Office