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Force Device Password Entry While User Authentication is Enabled IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user must type the BlackBerry device password and the credentials for the second-factor authentication method to unlock the device.

Default value

The default value is False. A user is not required to type the device password when the user unlocks the device.


User authentication is a second-factor authentication method that permits a user to unlock a device when the user uses user authentication and the device password. For example, a smart card is a second-factor authentication method. You can create additional authentication methods for your organization using the User Authenticator API.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2

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