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Lock on Proximity Authenticator Disconnect IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device must lock either when a user disconnects a proximity authenticator, such as the BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader, or when a proximity authenticator is out of range of the BlackBerry device.

Default value

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

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


This IT policy rule does not require the BlackBerry device to use a proximity authenticator.

To require the BlackBerry device to use a proximity authenticator, you can configure the Force Multi Factor Authentication IT policy rule and Allowed Authentication Mechanisms IT policy rule.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 5.0 SP1

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