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Common Name Components IT policy rule


This rule specifies the information that appears in the common name of the certificate that the certification authority issues to a user.

The options are User Name, BlackBerry® Device PIN, and Local Email Address.

Default value

The default value is User Name and BlackBerry Device PIN.


If you select the Local Email Address option, the certification authority adds the user name from the email address to the common name, but not the at sign (@) or domain information.


If you change the Certification Authority Type rule to Microsoft® Enterprise certification authority, and the Microsoft certification authority uses a template to build the subject name of the certificate from the Microsoft® Active Directory®, a BlackBerry device does not use this rule.

Minimum requirements

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

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