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1.  Labels in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

2.  Planning Labels in Trusted Extensions(Tasks)

3.  Creating a Label Encodings File (Tasks)

4.  Labeling Printer Output (Tasks)

Labels on Body Pages

Security Text on Banner and Trailer Pages

Specifying the "Protect As" Classification

Specifying Printer Banners

Specifying Channels

Configuring Security Text on Print Jobs (Task Map)

How to Specify the Text in PRINTER BANNERS

How to Specify Handling Instructions in CHANNELS

How to Set a Minimum "Protect As" Classification

5.  Customizing the LOCAL DEFINITIONS Section (Tasks)

6.  Planning an Organization's Encodings File (Example)

A.  Encodings File for SecCompany (Example)


Specifying Printer Banners

The PRINTER BANNERS section in the label_encodings file contains the first line or lines that can appear in the handling instructions in the lower third of the banner and trailer pages.

At commercial sites, the Security Administrator role can associate any text in the PRINTER BANNERS section with any compartment bit. The compartment bit must also be assigned to a word in the SENSITIVITY LABELS section of the label_encodings file. In the following example, the printer banner is the line that reads COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL: NEED_TO_KNOW HR.

Compartments from the print job's label are printed in the “Protect As” field along with the print job's “Protect As” classification. In the following example, the compartment HR from the label is printed as an access-related word along with the “Protect As” classification because all compartments are treated as access-related.

Figure 4-5 Commercial Use of PRINTER BANNERS Section on Banner Page

image:Graphic shows the PRINTER BANNERS output at the bottom of a banner page.

By convention in U.S. government installations, the printer banners line displays any warnings that are associated with the subcompartments of the job's sensitivity label. The following example shows a typical PRINTER BANNERS section at a U.S. government installation. Any string could be specified instead of the string that is shown here: (FULL SA NAME).

Figure 4-6 U.S. Government Use of PRINTER BANNERS Section on Banner Page

image:Graphic shows the PRINTER BANNERS output at the bottom of a banner page for a government site.

Following are the encodings for the printer banner line (FULL SA NAME) in Figure 4-6


. . .
name= (FULL SA NAME);                      compartments= 2;

Next are the SENSITIVITY LABELS definitions for the same compartments that are used in the PRINTER BANNERS definitions in Figure 4-6. Note that compartment bit 2 is associated with the subcompartment word SA:


name= SB;                       minclass= TS; compartments= 3-5;
name= SA; minclass= TS; compartments= 2;

The printer banner displays as (FULL SA NAME) for the following reasons:

For a sample PRINTER BANNERS planner, see Planning the Printer Banners in a Worksheet.