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Periodic Challenge Time IT policy rule


This rule specifies the security timeout interval (in minutes) after which a BlackBerry® device locks and prompts a user to type a password, regardless of whether the BlackBerry device was active during that interval.

Default value

If you change the Enable Long-Term Timeout IT policy rule to True, by default the security timeout interval is turned on and set to 60 minutes.


Type a periodic challenge time to shorten or extend the security timeout interval to a value that is within the range of 1 to 1440 minutes.


A BlackBerry device uses this rule only if a security password is configured. To require that a user configure a security password, configure the Password Required IT policy rule to True. You can also change the User Can Change Timeout IT policy rule to False so that a user cannot change the timeout settings on a BlackBerry device.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ version 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0


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