Oct 24 2017
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Feb 19 2021
The Azure Information Protection service now supports different language packs for the AIP Label classification and Protection classification details within the Office clients and AIP client with Windows. This is all being managed through the Azure Information Protection Policy. More information on what the AIP Policy Is can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/information-protection/deploy-use/configure-policy-default
I'm writing this to offer a step-by-step guide about the configuration of the Office suite and the Windows operating system. I'll be using Office 2016 and Windows 10. The test language will be French (France) "fr-FR". The default language will be English (US) "en-US".
Very important: Before continuing, please make sure you're done with your AIP Labels before proceeding to spend time creating these new language policies. Every time you change your labels or other settings you will have to update their translations.
Here's a list of everything we'll be going over:
Starting with the policy update
Right now you'll be viewing your AIP Policy. You'll notice under the "Azure Information Protection - Global Policy" that there are a few options. Under "Manage," you'll find "Languages." Click on "Languages."
If you don't see any languages on the "Supported Language Menu," find the "+ Add a new language for translation" button and click to add a new language ( Picture Below )
In this example, we'll be adding in the language "French (France)"
You should be back at your main Language menu
*Additional tip, you can export more than 1 language at a time.
The exported file should be called "Exported Localizations.zip," save this file to a location you'd prefer
You'll see the following information > Note: At the top you'll see "fr-FR," which is the identifier for the AIP service to know what language is being configured.
You'll see both the "defaultText" and the "LocalizedText" being brought to your attention. DO NOT change the "defaultText". The only modifications required are for the "LocalizedText". I'll be using Bing Translate for this test and I'll be modifying all the information above. Specifically, the "Sensitivity, Sensitivity Information, Confidential Label, and the Confidential Label classification information. "
*Additional Information : Your information may look a little different than mine, as the names of your labels and the definition could be different. Please feel free to modify the whole template in the language you're testing and setting up for the first time. In my test I'll be showing only 2 changes to show the difference visually.
After modifications it should look like the following >
Now save your changes to the .xml file
*Additional information: If you don't zip the file, It'll give you an error: "Only .zip files are allowed"
We've completed the updating of the policy for fr-FR, now to see our work. We're going to start with the operating system for the Azure Information Protection client.
Azure Information Protection client | Windows 10
In order for the AIP Client to find the language to use within the explorer window, It'll be looking for the local operating system language pack. These are the Steps required for configuring the AIP client outside of Office.
If you haven't done so already, download and install the AIP Client : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53018
Before setting up the language setup your test scenario
Go to your desktop
If you'd like to walk through the test in English
Now continuing forward with the OS configuration for the AIP client.
Go to your Windows 10 workstation
Now that the language pack is installed, we'll need to change the default language of the OS over to French, changing the keyboard language isn't the same test.
Still at the same screen before
After we sign back in, we'll be seeing the OS in French, please feel free to use my steps to navigate if you're unfamiliar with the language.
Sign back into the operating system with the same user
( If you have issues with the password, on the bottom right you can change the keyboard to English )
My visual example >
If these steps were followed, you should be seeing your newly updated AIP policy with the language pack you've added to the AIP service. Next we'll be talking about the Office requirements.
If you're wanting to test this the same way without the whole OS changed, you can walk through these steps.
If for some reason you're not seeing the language change you can check the following
Azure Information Protection | Office 2016
The Azure Information Protection client add-on for Office is looking at Office for what language to use for the language configuration. You'll have to install the Office suite with the supported language you're wanting to support. With our example, I'm going to walk through the add-on installation of Office 2016 with Office 365 and what's required to use the AIP client in the fr-FR language. I'm going to continue this installation with the expectation that you've already installed Office 2016 CTR (en-US) on your workstation. Please note, this is a walkthrough for the O365 experience, an MSI package or enterprise package will have a different setup requirement.
After the installation has taken place, we're going to check to see if the installation worked successfully.
At this point you should see 2 installations of Office installed. Both English (US) and French (France).
Example below >
To test the Office client
Here is an example >
To change this back to the default configuration
We've now successfully setup and configured the AIP service, the Windows OS and the Office application to understand the fr-FR configuration we've applied for the AIP client.