Tasks that you used to do with the Azure classic portal

Applies to: Azure Information Protection, Office 365

Used to the Azure classic portal for managing the Azure Rights Management service, and need some help transitioning to the Azure portal?

The Azure classic portal retired January 08, 2018. After this date, you will not be able to manage the Azure Rights Management service and custom templates from the classic portal. If you try to access the classic portal, you see a link that takes you to the new Azure portal.

For more information about the classic portal retirement, see the blog post announcement: Marching into the future of the Azure AD admin experience: retiring the Azure classic portal. For the temporary extension to the original retirement date, see Update on retirement of Azure AD classic portal experience and migration of conditional access policies.

How to do your familiar admin tasks

Use the following information to help you quickly transition to the current portal.

Azure classic portal How to do this task in the Azure portal
Access the configuration settings for the first time 1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

2. On the hub menu, click Create a resource, and then, from the MARKETPLACE list, select Security + Identity.

3. On the Security + Identify blade, from the FEATURED APPS list, select Azure Information Protection. Then, on the Azure Information Protection blade, click Create.

This action creates the Azure Information Protection blade so that the next time you sign in to the portal, you can select the service from the hub All services list.
Create a new template Create a label that applies protection, and use Set permissions to define the permissions, expiration, and offline access.

Under the covers, this configuration creates a new custom template that can then be accessed by services and applications that integrate with Rights Management templates.

For more information, see To create a new template.
Edit the template properties:

- Template name and description

- Usage rights, content expiration, and offline access settings
If you haven't already done so, convert the template to a label, and then do the following

1. Change the label name and description

2. Change the protection settings on the label to update the permissions, expiration, and offline access settings.

For more information, see To configure a label for protection settings.
Archive a template Set the label status to Disabled.
Create a scoped template Create a scoped policy and create a label in this scope that applies protection.

For more information, see How to configure the Azure Information Protection policy for specific users by using scoped policies.
Copy a template You can't copy a template in the Azure portal. If you want two labels to have the same protection settings, you must set the permissions on each label.

For more information, see To configure a label for protection settings.
Delete a template Deleting templates can result in inaccessible data, so the Azure portal doesn't support this action. However, you can delete the label and then use the PowerShell Remove-AadrmTemplate cmdlet to remove the template.

For more information, see How to delete or reorder a label for Azure Information Protection.
Multi-language support From the MANAGE menu selection, select Languages to export the customizable fields that include the template name and description. Translate the strings, and then import these strings into the portal.

For more information, see How to configure labels and templates for different languages in Azure Information Protection.
Rights Management web reports Use the PowerShell Get-AadrmUsageLog cmdlet to download usage logs for the Azure Rights Management service. You can then use this data to create customized reports.

For more information, see Logging and analyzing usage of the Azure Rights Management service.

Tip: Look out for announcements on the Enterprise Mobility and Security Blog for a new, centralized reporting solution for Azure Information Protection.
Activate and deactivate the Rights Management service From the MANAGE menu options, select Protection activation.

For more information, see How to activate Azure Rights Management from the Azure portal.

Before you edit your templates or convert them to labels in the Azure portal, see Considerations for templates in the Azure portal.

What else has changed

New functionality in the Azure portal:

  • You can edit the default templates that are automatically created for your organization.

  • You can convert templates to labels, so that you manage a single object rather than manage a template and label independently. For instructions, see To convert templates to labels.

  • Support for other admin roles: Whereas you had to sign in to the Azure classic portal as a Global Administrator to configure Azure Rights Management, you can sign in to the Azure portal to configure Azure Information Protection by using an account that has any of the following administrative roles: Global Administrator, Security Administrator, or Information Protection Administrator. For more information about each of these roles, see the Available roles section from the Azure Active Directory documentation.

The PowerShell cmdlets to create and manage templates, and to activate or deactivate the service, remain supported without changes.

See also

For more detailed information, see Configuring and managing templates in the Azure Information Protection policy.

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