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Maximum Password History IT policy rule


This rule specifies the maximum number of previous passwords that a BlackBerry® device checks new passwords against to prevent a user from reusing previous passwords.

Default values

The default value in the Default and the Basic password security IT policies is 0.

The default value in all other preconfigured IT policies is 6.


If you change this rule to 0, password checking is turned off.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • 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 versions 3.6 and later.


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


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