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Disable Persisted Plain Text IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether to prevent applications from keeping the plain text form of a content-protected object in the persistent store on a BlackBerry® device (for example, the file system).

Default value

The default value is False. The BlackBerry device can keep the plain text form of a content-protected object in the persistent store.

Usage

Configure this rule only if you require that sensitive data does not persist in plain text form on a BlackBerry device.

To prevent any application from storing data in plain text form in the persistent store on a BlackBerry device, configure this rule to True.

When you configure this rule to True, if an application that is installed on a BlackBerry device tries to save data to the persistent store in plain text form, the BlackBerry device performs the following actions:
  • logs an exception error message in the log file on the BlackBerry device
  • resets the BlackBerry device and displays a Java® 576 error
  • removes the data that the application tries to save
Attention: If you change this rule to True, applications on the BlackBerry device that do not use the content protection framework API to encrypt data might not work.

Minimum requirements

  • Java based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ version 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0

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