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Password Pattern Checks IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether to verify that a BlackBerry® device password matches certain character pattern requirements.

Default values

The default value in the Default IT policy is No restrictions.

The default value in all other preconfigured IT policies is at least one alphabetic and one numeric character.

Usage

Change this rule to require At least 1 alpha and 1 numeric character.

Change this rule to require At least 1 alpha, 1 numeric, and 1 special character.

Change this rule to require At least 1 upper-case alpha, one lower-case alpha, 1 numeric, and 1 special character.

If you select option 2 or 3, password pattern checking is not available for C++ based BlackBerry devices.

By default, a BlackBerry device prevents setting passwords that use a natural sequence of characters or numbers. If a symbol is inserted into a natural sequence, a BlackBerry device can use the password.

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 for IBM® Lotus® Domino® and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® version 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange version 3.5

Exceptions

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise supports this rule only for Java based BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.0 or later.

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