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Disable Smart Password Entry IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether to prevent a user from using smart password entry when using two-factor authentication.

If a user uses two-factor authentication and a BlackBerry® device password or authentication password is numeric, with smart password entry, the BlackBerry device remembers whether the last password typed was numeric. If the password was numeric, the next time that the user types the password, the user does not have to press the Alt key to type the numbers.

Default value

The default value is False. A BlackBerry device stores the user’s numeric passwords, and a user can use smart password entry on the BlackBerry device when using two-factor authentication.


If you change this rule to True, a BlackBerry device deletes any knowledge of the user’s numeric passwords if the user is currently using smart password entry.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.2
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0 SP6

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