How to enable site classification in modern SharePoint site

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August 23, 2018
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The site classification option is not enabled by default in modern site, and you need to configure it using either CSOM or PowerShell script.

Site classification is basically used to define the sensitivity of the data. So, you can use the below script is used to enable the site classification on the tenant level


 Write-Output -msg "Start : Module loading Process"
 $modulePath = "C:\Program Files\SharePoint Online Management Shell\SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline"
         Add-Type -Path ($modulePath + "\SharePointPnP.PowerShell.Online.Commands.dll")
         Add-Type -Path ($modulePath + "\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll")
         Add-Type -Path ($modulePath + "\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll")
         Add-Type -Path ($modulePath + "\Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.Client.Tenant.dll")
 Write-Output -msg "End : Module loading Process"
 $pwd ="********"
 $Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint. Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($UserName, (ConvertTo-SecureString $pwd -AsPlainText -Force))
 $encpassword = convertto-securestring -String $pwd -AsPlainText -Force
 $cred = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $UserName, $encpassword
 Connect-PnPOnline -Url $siteURL -Credentials $cred
 Write-Output $siteURL
 Connect-PnPOnline -Scopes "Directory.ReadWrite.All"
 Enable-PnPSiteClassification -Classifications "HBI","LBI","Top Secret" -UsageGuidelinesUrl $siteURL -DefaultClassification "HBI"


After you have enabled this site classification, you see an additional field How sensitive is your data while creating modern team or communication site.


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Having 6 years of experience in design and development of SharePoint applications, Mani has expertise in developing applications using Office 365, SharePoint 2013 & 2010, SPFX, SP Designer Workflows, Visual more

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