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Fix global exclusions

Ensure that your global exclusions aren't a security risk.


We recommend that you make as few global exclusions as you can. Consider using policy exclusions, which you can apply to specific users and devices.

If Account Health Check warns that global exclusions are causing a significant security risk, you can fix these automatically or manually.

Fix automatically

If you choose to fix your global exclusions automatically, we remove any insecure exclusions from your global exclusions. You can check the changes in your audit log.

To remove exclusions automatically, do as follows:

  1. Click Fix automatically in the warning.

    Fix global exclusions

  2. Confirm that you want to remove your insecure global exclusions.

Fix manually

To fix your exclusions manually, do as follows:

  1. In the warning, click the arrow beside each exclusion to see why it's risky.

    Global exclusion details

  2. Click the link in the warning. The link is on the number of exclusions.

    Global exclusions warning

  3. The Global Exclusions page opens. Select each exclusion that's causing a risk and click the cross on the right to delete it.

    Global exclusions list

  4. Click Save at the top of the page.

  5. Go to Account Health Check. The global exclusions check now shows that your exclusions are secure.

    Exclusions check with green checkmark