SharePoint: Enabling data encryption for data at rest and in transit

Updated on
January 12, 2023

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Data encryption is a security measure that is used to protect data from unauthorized access. Microsoft SharePoint offers data encryption for data at rest and in transit to help protect your organization's data. This technical reference guide outlines the steps for enabling data encryption in Microsoft SharePoint.

Step 1: Sign in to the Microsoft 365 admin center

To enable data encryption in Microsoft SharePoint, you will need to sign in to the Microsoft 365 admin center. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center website (https://admin.microsoft.com).
  • Enter your email address and password, and then click the "Sign In" button.

Step 2: Enable data encryption for data at rest

To enable data encryption for data at rest in Microsoft SharePoint, follow these steps:

  • Click on the "Settings" icon in the top right corner of the screen, and then click "Security & Privacy."
  • In the "Data encryption" section, click the "Edit" button.
  • Follow the prompts to enable data encryption for data at rest.

Step 3: Enable data encryption for data in transit

To enable data encryption for data in transit in Microsoft SharePoint, follow these steps:

  • Click on the "Settings" icon in the top right corner of the screen, and then click "Security & Privacy."
  • In the "Data encryption" section, click the "Edit" button.
  • Follow the prompts to enable data encryption for data in transit.

Enabling data encryption is an important security measure that can help protect your organization's data from unauthorized access. By following the steps outlined in this technical reference guide, you can enable data encryption for data at rest and in transit in Microsoft SharePoint.

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