Process flow: Authenticating data on a BlackBerry device without connecting to the BlackBerry Infrastructure
- A user connects a BlackBerry® device to a computer that the BlackBerry® Device Manager is running on.
- The BlackBerry Router uses a unique authentication protocol to verify that the user is a valid BlackBerry device user.
The authentication sequence uses the same authentication information for the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and BlackBerry device that the SRP authentication sequence uses to validate the BlackBerry Enterprise Server before permitting it to connect to the BlackBerry® Infrastructure. The BlackBerry Router cannot access the value of the device transport key of the BlackBerry device and BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
- The BlackBerry device and BlackBerry Router use the BlackBerry Device Manager to send data to each other over the physical connection, behind the firewall. All the data that the BlackBerry device and BlackBerry Enterprise Server send to each other is compressed and encrypted. This data bypasses the wireless network.