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Add security classification information to Microsoft Office documents

Security classification information can be added to Microsoft Office Documents: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This allows janusSEAL products to determine the security level of the document and ensure that it is handled appropriately for that security level.

 

This procedure shows how the janusSEAL for Outlook Group Policy is configured to allow janusSEAL products to determine where the security classification information can be found in Office documents.

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ID: 
kb/470
Type: 
how to
Date created: 
16 Sep, 2010
Last updated: 
07 Jan, 2014 10:20
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Introduction

The janusSEAL for Outlook Policy setting turn ON Microsoft Office document security classification metadata can configured to direct janusSEAL products to determine where to look for security classification information in Microsoft Office documents, e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

 

The setting is commonly used by janusSEAL for Outlook when adding attachments to messages to ensure that the sensitivity of the message is not less than the sensitivity of the attachment.

 

The setting is also used when the Send > E-mail function is used directly from within a document. janusSEAL for Outlook inspects the security classification metadata to determine the appropriate level of security to be used to send the document

 

The Knowledge Base Article 467: Executing a Mail Merge with janusSEAL for Outlook makes particular use of this setting.

 

The target audience for this procedure is System Administrators who are familiar with janusSEAL for Outlook Group Policy.

Procedure

As System Administrator, Open the janusSEAL for Outlook Group policy for editing and navigate to:

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\janusNET\janusSEAL\2\ProtectiveMarkings\Serializations\ProtectiveMarking.OleDoc\Elements\SecurityClassification\turn ON Microsoft Office document security classification metadata

 

 

Open the setting: turn ON Microsoft Office document security classification metadata

 

 

Set it to Enabled

 

Ensure that the Office Custom Property field containing security classification has the value: PM_SecurityClassification

 

NB: This is the default

 

Click OK

 

Open the setting: turn ON Microsoft Office document security classification qualifier metadata

 

Set it to Enabled

 

Ensure that the Office Custom Property field containing security classification qualifier has the value: PM_Qualifier

 

Refresh the policy at the workstation and restart Outlook for the changes to take effect.

Applies To
Product: 
janusSEAL for Outlook
Version(s): 
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6