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Allow BCC Recipients IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can include recipients in the BCC field when the user composes email messages on a BlackBerry device.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 for Novell GroupWise

Allow Peer-to-Peer Messages IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can send PIN messages. This rule does not prevent the user from receiving PIN messages.

This rule does prevent the user from sending and receiving messages using BlackBerry® Messenger. To prevent the user from sending and receiving messages using BlackBerry Messenger, use the Disable BlackBerry Messenger IT policy rule.

Related rules

The Firewall Block Incoming Messages IT policy rule affects this rule. To block incoming PIN messages, in the Security policy group, set the Firewall Block Incoming Messages IT policy rule to PIN Messages (Public) and PIN Messages (Corporate).

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

Allow SMS IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can send SMS text messages. This rule does not prevent the user from receiving SMS messages.

This rule does not prevent the user from sending and receiving MMS messages. To prevent the user from sending and receiving MMS messages, you can use the Disable MMS IT policy rule.

Related rules

The Firewall Block Incoming Messages IT policy rule affects this rule. To block incoming SMS text messages, in the Security policy group, configure the Firewall Block Incoming Messages IT policy rule.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

Default Browser Config UID IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the default browser that the BlackBerry® device uses. Specify the UID of the service book for a browser to make it the default browser on the device.

This rule is obsolete in BlackBerry® Device Software 6.0.

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with BlackBerry Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 for Novell GroupWise

Enable Long-Term Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device locks after a predefined period of time, regardless of whether the BlackBerry device user is using the device.

Related rules

The Periodic Challenge Time IT policy rule affects this rule. Use the Periodic Challenge Time IT policy rule to shorten or extend the timeout interval.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default values

  • No in the Default IT policy and Basic password security IT policy
  • Yes in all other IT policies

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

Enable WAP Config IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can use the WAP Browser on a BlackBerry device. If you turn off the WAP Browser and your organization's network service provider uses the WAP service for MMS messaging, you turn off the ability to send and receive MMS messages.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

Home Page Address IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the web address that the BlackBerry® Browser uses as a home page. If you do not configure this rule, a BlackBerry device uses the default home page.

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 for Novell GroupWise

Home Page Address Is Read-Only IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can change the BlackBerry® Browser home page.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 for Novell GroupWise

Maximum Password Age IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the number of days before a BlackBerry® device password expires and a BlackBerry device user must set a new password. If you configure this rule to 0, the device password does not expire.

Related IT policy rules

The Password Required IT policy rule affects this rule. A device uses this rule only if the Password Required IT policy rule is configured to Yes.

Possible values

  • 0 to 65,535 days

Default values

  • 0 days in the Default IT policy
  • 60 days in the Basic password security IT policy
  • 30 days in all other preconfigured IT policies

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

Maximum Security Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the maximum time that a BlackBerry® device user can specify as the security timeout value. The security timeout value is the number of minutes of inactivity before the BlackBerry device locks.

Related rules

The Password Required IT policy rule affects this rule. A device uses this rule only if the Password Required IT policy rule is configured to Yes.

The User Can Change Timeout IT policy rule affects this rule. A user can specify any timeout value that is less than the maximum value, unless you configure the User Can Change Timeout IT policy rule to No.

Possible values

  • 10 to 480 minutes

Default values

  • Null value in the Default IT policy
  • 30 minutes in the Basic password security IT policy
  • 10 minutes in all other preconfigured IT policies

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

Minimum Password Length IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the minimum number of characters that are required for a BlackBerry® device password.

This rule does not control the maximum number of characters for the password. The maximum number is 32 characters.

Related rules

The Password Required IT policy rule affects this rule. A device uses this rule only if the Password Required IT policy rule is configured to Yes.

Possible values

  • 4 to14 characters

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

Password Pattern Checks IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether to verify that a BlackBerry® device password matches specific character-pattern requirements. By default, a device prevents a BlackBerry device user from setting a password that uses a natural sequence of characters or numbers. If a symbol is inserted into a natural sequence, a device can use the password.

Related rules

The Password Required IT policy rule affects this rule. A device uses this rule only if the Password Required IT policy rule is configured to Yes.

Possible values

  • At least 1 alpha and 1 numeric character
  • At least 1 alpha, 1 numeric, and 1 special character
  • At least 1 upper-case alpha, 1 lower-case alpha, 1 numeric, and 1 special character
  • No restriction

Default values

  • No restriction in the Default IT policy and Basic password security IT policy
  • At least 1 alpha and 1 numeric character in all other preconfigured IT policies

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

Password Required IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user must configure a password on a BlackBerry device.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default values

  • No in the Default IT policy
  • Yes in all other preconfigured IT policies

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

User Can Change Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can override the security timeout value.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5

User Can Disable Password IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can turn off the requirement for a password on a BlackBerry device.

This rule is obsolete for BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 or later.

Related rules

The Password Required IT policy rule affects this rule. A device uses this rule only if the Password Required IT policy rule is configured to Yes.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default values

  • Yes in the Default IT policy
  • No in all other preconfigured IT policies

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software 4.0 or later

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry Device Software 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5
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