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Allowed Authentication Mechanisms IT policy rule


This rule specifies the types of authentication mechanisms that a BlackBerry® device user can turn on. Authentication mechanisms control access to a BlackBerry device.

Default value

The default value is Allowed. Any authentication mechanism permits a user access to a BlackBerry device.


To permit a user to turn on a specific authentication mechanism, configure this rule to one of the following mechanisms:
  • Smartcard
  • Fingerprint
  • Smartcard and Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Other

You can control other authentication mechanisms using the User Authenticator API application control policy rule.


This rule takes priority over the Force Smart Card Two Factor Authentication IT policy rule. For example, if you configure this rule to prevent smart card authentication but the Force Smart Card Two Factor Authentication IT policy rule is configured to True, smart card authentication is not forced.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 5.0

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