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Enable Long-Term Timeout IT policy rule


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

Default values

The default value in the Default and Basic password security IT policies is null.

The default value in all other preconfigured IT policies is True.


Configure this rule to True to force a BlackBerry device to lock automatically after 60 minutes.


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

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ versions 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 3.6
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino® and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® version 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange version 3.5


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


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