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Set Maximum Password Attempts IT policy rule


This rule specifies the number of password attempts that a user can make before a BlackBerry® device permanently deletes all of the application data. The permitted range is 3 through 10 attempts.

Default value

The default setting is 10 password attempts.


The maximum number of password attempts is 10. Use this rule to lower the number of password attempts.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ version 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, or 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 3.6
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0


The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® supports this rule in BlackBerry Device Software versions 4.0 and later.

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