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Create a classification level

Data classification is currently only available through the Atlassian Information Security Beta program. If you’re not part of the program, subscribe to our Cloud roadmap to be informed when this feature becomes generally available.

There are two ways to set up classification levels for your organization. As an organization admin, you can start with a template of common classification levels or create your own classification levels based on your company policy. What is data classification?

Classification levels are created for the organization, which means it’s not possible to create different classification levels for separate products. Classification levels can be used in Confluence and Jira.

Option 1: Start with a template

A template gives you the opportunity to start with four of the most commonly used classification levels and explore what’s possible after setup.

Who can do this?

  • Organization admins

To get started with a template:

  1. Go to admin.atlassian.com. Select your organization if you have more than one.

  2. Select Security > Data classification.

  3. Select Use a template.

  4. Select Get started.

You can add to, edit, or archive these classification levels depending on what your company needs.

Option 2: Create your own

If your company has a data classification policy, you can create your own classification levels to match your company policy.

Who can do this?

  • Organization admins

To create a classification level for the first time:

  1. Go to admin.atlassian.com. Select your organization if you have more than one.

  2. Select Security > Data classification.

  3. Select Create a new classification level.

  4. Select Get started.

To create another classification level:

  1. Go to admin.atlassian.com. Select your organization if you have more than one.

  2. Select Security > Data classification.

  3. Select Create classification level.

There are several details of a classification level you can customize. Learn about what details you can customize

You can have up to 10 classification levels. When you have 10 classification levels, if you need to create another one, archive a classification level first. Learn how to archive a classification level

Make classification levels available to users

Classification levels are always created and saved as drafts. When you’re ready for your users to start classifying Confluence pages or Jira issues, you can publish your classification levels. Learn how to publish a classification level

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