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Lock on Smart Card Removal IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device locks when the user removes the paired smart card from the BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader or disconnects the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader from a BlackBerry device.

Not all smart card reader drivers support smart card removal detection.

Default value

The default value is False.


If you change this rule to True, to use a BlackBerry device, users might require an authenticator module for the smart card and must have a smart card driver and a BlackBerry Smart Card Reader driver installed on the BlackBerry device.


If you change this rule to True, the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server configures the Password Required and Force Smart Card Two Factor Authentication IT policy rules to True automatically in the same IT policy.

Minimum requirements

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


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


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