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Maximum Security Timeout IT policy rule


This rule specifies the maximum time (in minutes) 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 device locks. The permitted range is 10 through 480 minutes.

Default values

The default value in the Default IT policy is a null value.

The default value in the Basic password security IT policy is 30 minutes.

The default value in all other preconfigured IT policies is 10 minutes.


By default, the maximum security timeout value that is available on a BlackBerry device is 60 minutes.


A BlackBerry device uses this rule only if the Password Required rule is configured to True.

A BlackBerry device user can specify any timeout value that is lower than the maximum value unless you configure the User Can Change Timeout IT policy rule to False.

Use the Set Password Timeout IT policy rule to specify a configure timeout value.

Minimum requirements

  • C++-based BlackBerry device that is running BlackBerry® Device Software version 2.5
  • Java® based BlackBerry device that is running BlackBerry Device Software version 3.6
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ versions 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 3.5


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