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Minimum Password Length IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the minimum number of characters that are required for a BlackBerry® device password. The permitted range is 4 through 14 characters. The maximum password length, which this rule does not control, is 32 characters.

Default value

The default value is a null value.

Dependencies

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

If the FIPS Level IT policy rule is configured to 2, by default, a BlackBerry device requires a minimum password length of 5 characters.

Minimum requirements

  • C++ based BlackBerry device that is running BlackBerry® Device Software version 2.5
  • Java® based BlackBerry device that is running BlackBerry Device Software version 3.6
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ versions 1.2, 2.0, 2.1 or 4.0
  • 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®

Exceptions

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise supports this rule only for Java based BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.0 or later.


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