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Cryptographic Services Backup IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether the BlackBerry® device can back up cryptographic services data when a user updates the BlackBerry® Device Software.

A cryptographic service is any service that uses a cryptographic key to protect the communication between the BlackBerry device and the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or the BlackBerry® Internet Service (for example, the encryption keys that are generated during activation that are used to protect the data that the BlackBerry device and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server send between each other).

Default value

The default value is True.


If you allow a BlackBerry device to back up cryptographic services data, the BlackBerry device can continue to use a cryptographic service after the software loading process completes without requiring the user to reactivate the BlackBerry device manually.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry Device Software version 5.0
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0 SP1

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