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Enable Long-Term Timeout IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device locks after a predefined period of time, regardless of user activity.

Default values

The default value in the Default and Basic password security IT policies is a null value.

The default value in all other IT policies is True. The BlackBerry device locks automatically after 60 minutes.


Use the Periodic Challenge Time IT policy rule to shorten or extend the timeout interval.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ versions 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 3.6
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®, or BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0 for Novell® GroupWise®


The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® supports this rule in BlackBerry Device Software version 4.0 or later.

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