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Forbidden Passwords IT policy rule


This rule specifies the passwords that a BlackBerry® device user cannot use. Separate multiple passwords with a comma (,).

Default value

The default value is a null value.


By default, a BlackBerry device prevents a user from configuring passwords that use a natural sequence of characters or numbers. The BlackBerry device also automatically prevents common letter substitutions. For example, if you include "password" in the forbidden passwords list, users cannot use "p@ssw0rd", "pa$zword", or "password123" on the BlackBerry device.


A BlackBerry device uses this rule only if the Password Required rule is configured to True.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.1
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0 SP2

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