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Set Password Timeout IT policy rule


This rule specifies the number of minutes of inactivity before the security timeout occurs and a BlackBerry® device user must type the password to unlock the BlackBerry device.

Default value

The default value is 2 minutes for BlackBerry® Device Software versions earlier than 4.7, and 30 minutes for BlackBerry Device Software versions 4.7 and later.


Use this rule to change the default security timeout interval.


A BlackBerry device uses this rule only if you change the Password Required IT policy rule is True.

If you do not change the User Can Change Timeout IT policy rule to False, the user can change the security timeout to any value.

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 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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