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Set Password Timeout IT policy rule


This rule specifies the number of minutes of inactivity before the security timeout occurs and a BlackBerry® device user must type the password to unlock the BlackBerry device.

Default value

For BlackBerry® Device Software versions earlier than version 4.7, the default value is 2 minutes.

For BlackBerry Device Software version 4.7 and later, the default value is 30 minutes.


Use this rule to change the default security timeout interval.


A BlackBerry device uses this rule only if you change the Password Required IT policy rule is True.

If you do not change the User Can Change Timeout IT policy rule to False, the user can change the security timeout to any value.

By default, the maximum security timeout interval is 60 minutes.

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 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®


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

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