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Key Store Password Maximum Timeout IT policy rule


This rule specifies the maximum number of minutes that can elapse before the timeout period expires for the cached key store password and the BlackBerry® device prompts the user to type the password. The permitted range is 1 through 60 minutes.

Default value

The default value is 60 minutes.


The BlackBerry device key store is the database that stores the user's private keys. The key store uses a password to protect the user's private keys. By default, the BlackBerry device caches the key store password to minimize the number of key store password prompts.

If you change this rule to 0, a BlackBerry device cannot cache the key store password and cannot reduce the number of password prompts.

Minimum requirements

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


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

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