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BlackBerry Smart Card Reader policy group

For more information about using the BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader with computers and BlackBerry devices, see the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution Security Technical Overview and the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader Security Technical Overview.

Disable Auto Reconnect To BlackBerry Smart Card Reader IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a computer or BlackBerry® device previously connected to a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader can reconnect automatically.

Possible values

  • Disable Auto Reconnect On BlackBerry
  • Disable Auto Reconnect On PC

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP7

Force Erase All Keys on BlackBerry Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether the keys that a computer or BlackBerry® device use to connect to a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader are deleted after the connection closes.

Related

The Maximum BlackBerry Disconnect Timeout IT policy rule affects this rule. The device uses this rule only if you configure the Maximum BlackBerry Disconnect Timeout IT policy rule.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP5

Force Erase Key on PC Standby IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a computer deletes the key that the computer users to connect to a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader and closes the connection when the computer goes into standby mode.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP7

Maximum BlackBerryBluetooth Traffic Inactivity Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum time of inactivity over a Bluetooth® connection that a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader and BlackBerry device permit before the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader and device delete the connection information. If you configure this rule, the BlackBerry device user can change the Inactivity Timeout to a shorter interval. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Inactivity Timeout field to any value.

Any packet that the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader or device sends or receives over a Bluetooth connection other than the connection-heartbeat packet, resets the timeout.

Possible values

  • 1 to 10,080 minutes

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP2

Maximum BlackBerry Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the Disconnected Timeout. The Disconnected Timeout is the maximum time of inactivity after the Bluetooth® connection between a BlackBerry® device and BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader closes. If you specify a value for this rule, a BlackBerry device can only change the Disconnected Timeout field on the device to a shorter interval. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Disconnected Timeout value to any value.

Related rules

This rule affects the Force Erase All Keys on BlackBerry Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule. The device uses the Force Erase All Keys on BlackBerry Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule only if you specify a value for this rule.

Possible values

  • 0 to 604,800 seconds

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP2

Maximum BlackBerry Long Term Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum time that can elapse after a BlackBerry® device and a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader connect before the device and the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader delete the connection information. If you specify a value for this rule, a BlackBerry device user can change the Long Term Timeout field to a shorter interval. If you do not specify a value for this rule, the user can change the Long Term Timeout field to any value.

Possible values

  • 1 to 720 hours

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP2

Maximum Bluetooth Encryption Key Regeneration Period IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the length of time that can elapse after a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader regenerates a Bluetooth® encryption key if a BlackBerry device or computer is connected to the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader. If the device or computer is not connected to the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader, the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader regenerates the encryption key when the device or computer reconnects to the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader.

Possible values

  • 1 to 720 hours

Default value

  • Null value

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP7

Maximum Bluetooth Range IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum power range that a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader uses to send Bluetooth® packets. The permitted range is 30% through 100%. You can configure a lower power range for a BlackBerry device or computer to communicate with a BlackBerry Smart Card Reader over a shorter distance.

Possible values

  • 30% to 100%

Default value

  • 100%

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP3

Maximum Connection Heartbeat Period IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum amount of time for the Connection Heartbeat Period. The Maximum Connection Heartbeat Period is the amount of time that the Bluetooth® connection remains open without a BlackBerry® device or computer sending a heartbeat to a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader or the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader acknowledging a heartbeat. If the device or computer does not send a heartbeat or the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader does not acknowledge the heartbeat in the Connection Heartbeat Period, the Bluetooth connection closes. If you configure this rule, the BlackBerry device user can change the Connection Heartbeat Period field on a device or a computer to a shorter interval. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Connection Heartbeat Period field to any value.

If you configure a short interval, Bluetooth traffic increases. The increased traffic might affect the battery-power level of the device and BlackBerry Smart Card Reader.

Related rules

The Maximum BlackBerry Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule affects this rule. You can use the Maximum BlackBerry Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule to specify the device disconnected timer.

The Maximum PC Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule affects this rule. You can use the Maximum PC Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule to specify the computer disconnected timer.

Possible values

  • 60 to 3600 seconds

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP2

Maximum Number of BlackBerry Transactions IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum number of transactions that can occur between a BlackBerry® device and a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader before the device and BlackBerry Smart Card Reader delete the connection information. A transaction is any set of request and response packets other than a connection heartbeat packet. If you configure this rule, a BlackBerry device user can change the Number of Transactions field on the device to a lower value. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Number of Transactions field to any value.

Possible values

  • 100 to 10,000 transactions

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP2

Maximum Number of PC Pairings IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum number of computers that can connect to a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader. If you configure this rule while computers are connected to a BlackBerry Smart Card Reader and more than the maximum number of computers are connected, the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader closes connections with the last computers to connect.

Possible values

  • 0 to 65,535 computers

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP5

Maximum Number of PC Transactions IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum number of transactions that can occur between a computer and a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader before the computer and BlackBerry Smart Card Reader delete the connection information. A transaction is any set of request and response packets other than a connection heartbeat packet. If you configure this rule, a BlackBerry device user can change the Number of Transactions field in the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader options on a computer to a lower value. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Number of Transactions field to any value.

Possible values

  • 100 to 10,000 transactions

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP5

Maximum PC Bluetooth Traffic Inactivity Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum time of inactivity over a Bluetooth® connection that a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader and computer permit before the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader and computer delete the connection information. If you configure this rule, the BlackBerry device user can change the Inactivity Timeout field in the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader options on the computer to a shorter interval. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Inactivity Timeout field to any value.

Any packet that the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader or computer sends or receives over a Bluetooth® connection other than the connection-heartbeat packet, resets the timeout.

Possible values

  • 1 to 10,080 minutes

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP5

Maximum PC Disconnected Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum time that can elapse after a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader and computer close a Bluetooth® connection before the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader and computer delete the connection information. If you configure this rule, the BlackBerry device user can change the Disconnected Timeout field in the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader options on a computer to a shorter interval. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Disconnected Timeout field to any value.

Possible values

  • 0 to 604,800 seconds

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP5

Maximum PC Long Term Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum time that can elapse after a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader and computer connect before the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader and computer delete the connection information. If you configure this rule, a BlackBerry device user can change the Long Term Timeout field in the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader options on a computer to a shorter interval. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Long Term Timeout field to any value.

Related IT policy rules

This rule is related to the Maximum PC Bluetooth Traffic Inactivity Timeout IT policy rule.

Possible values

  • 1 to 720 hours

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP5

Maximum Smart Card Not Present Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum time that can elapse after a BlackBerry® device user removes a smart card from a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader before the BlackBerry device and BlackBerry Smart Card Readerdelete the connection information. If you configure this rule, the user can change the Card Not Present Timeout field on the device to a lower value. If you do not configure this rule, the user can change the Card Not Present Timeout value on the device to any value.

Possible values

  • 0 to 86,400 seconds

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader software 1.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP2

Minimum PIN Entry Mode IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the minimum PIN entry mode that is required when a BlackBerry® device user connects a BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader and a BlackBerry device or computer. The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server enforces the minimum PIN entry mode when the user types the user-authenticator password (smart card PIN) during the Bluetooth® connection process.

Possible values

  • Alphanumeric lowercase
  • Alphanumeric mixed case
  • Numeric

Default value

  • Numeric

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader 2.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0
  • KB19406

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