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Controlling which applications can access NFC features on a device

NFC technology is a short-range, wireless technology that is designed to allow BlackBerry® device users to quickly exchange information between their BlackBerry devices and smart accessories, smart payment terminals, and smart tags.

You can use the "Is Access to NFC Allowed" application control policy rule to control which applications on the device can access NFC features. The NFC features on the device are tag reading, tag writing, and card emulation. This rule includes one of the following values:

  • Allow: the application is permitted to access the NFC features on the device. The user can set the Near Field Communication permission to Allow, Prompt, or Deny in the Application Management options on the device.
  • Not permitted: the application is not allowed to access the NFC features on the device. The user can only set the Near Field Communication permission to Deny in the Application Management options on the device.
  • Prompt user: the device displays a message that provides the user with the option to Allow or Deny the application's request to access NFC features on the device. The user can set the Near Field Communication permission to Prompt or Deny in the Application Management options on the device.

For descriptions of application control policy rules, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide. For more information about configuring application control policy rules, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide.


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