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Suppress Password Echo IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether, after a given number of incorrect password attempts, the characters that a user types in the Password dialog box appear on the screen.

Default value

The default value is True.


If you configure the FIPS Level IT policy rule to 2, by default, the characters that a user types do not appear on the screen.

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 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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