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Disallow Third Party Application Downloads IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® user can install any application (whether created by RIM or by a third-party) on a BlackBerry device.

Default values

The default value in the Medium password security (disallow application downloads) IT policy and the Advanced security (disallow application downloads) IT policy is True.

The default value in all other preconfigured IT policies is False.


If you configure the value of this rule to True, a user cannot install third-party applications and a user can only install applications that RIM creates if you do not send the applications to the device using software configurations or if the user is not using the BlackBerry® Browser to install the applications (for example, the user can install applications that RIM creates using the BlackBerry® Device Manager).

If you change the value to True, this rule does not remove any existing third-party applications from a device.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ 2.1, 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software 3.6
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino® and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange 3.6


The BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise supports this rule for devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software 4.0 or later.

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