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How to enable sensitivity labels on PDF using Adobe


So in this guide we will enable native sensetivity labels in adobe acrobat!


  • Admin on local computer
  • Adobe Acrobat (atleast version 22.001.20142)
  • Windows 10 or 11 machine
  • Sensitivity labels setup (ofc?)

  1. First press the search box or  Windows key + r and run Regedit:

  2. Navigate to :

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\FeatureLockDown

Change the value of variable:

bMIPCheckPolicyOnDocSave = 1

bMIPLabelling to 1

  1. Now navigate to:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\MicrosoftAIP

Change the value of variable:

bShowDMB value to 1

  1. Now close Regedit and restart Adobe Acrobat

  2. Choose your PDF file and then

File → Protect PDF → Select a Microsoft Sensitivity Label

  1. Login and you should have all your labels available


  • Remember to remove any additional plugins
  • Password encrypted PDFs aren't supported
  • PDF/A isn't supported either, usually a goverment requirement.