Parameter Attribute DataType Description Allowed Values
Identity Key String The Identity parameter specifies the data classification rule that you want to modify.
Description Write String The Description parameter specifies a description for the data classification rule. You use the Description parameter with the Locale and Name parameters to specify descriptions for the data classification rule in different languages.
Fingerprints Write StringArray[] The Fingerprints parameter specifies the byte-encoded document files that are used as fingerprints by the data classification rule.
IsDefault Write Boolean IsDefault is used with the Locale parameter to specify the default language for the data classification rule.
Locale Write String The Locale parameter adds or removes languages that are associated with the data classification rule.
Name Write String The Name parameter specifies a name for the data classification rule. The value must be less than 256 characters.
Ensure Write String Specifies if this policy should exist. Present, Absent
Credential Write PSCredential Credentials of the Exchange Global Admin
ApplicationId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory application to authenticate with.
TenantId Write String Id of the Azure Active Directory tenant used for authentication.
CertificateThumbprint Write String Thumbprint of the Azure Active Directory application's authentication certificate to use for authentication.
CertificatePassword Write PSCredential Username can be made up to anything but password will be used for CertificatePassword
CertificatePath Write String Path to certificate used in service principal usually a PFX file.
ManagedIdentity Write Boolean Managed ID being used for authentication.


Create a new data classification policy in your cloud-based organization.



To authenticate with Microsoft Exchange, this resource required the following permissions:


  • Data Loss Prevention, View-Only Configuration

Role Groups

  • Organization Management, Compliance Management


Example 1

This example is used to test new resources and showcase the usage of new resources being worked on. It is not meant to use as a production baseline.

Configuration Example
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    Import-DscResource -ModuleName Microsoft365DSC

    node localhost
        EXODataClassification 'ConfigureDataClassification'
            Description          = "Detects formatted and unformatted Canadian social insurance number.";
            Ensure               = "Present";
            Identity             = "a2f29c85-ecb8-4514-a610-364790c0773e";
            IsDefault            = $True;
            Locale               = "en-US";
            Name                 = "Canada Social Insurance Number";
            Credential           = $Credscredential