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Distinguished Name Components IT policy rule


This rule specifies, in a comma delimited list, the components that must appear in the distinguished name of the certificate (for example, C=Country, O=Organization, OU=Organizational Unit).

Default value

The default value is a null value.


A BlackBerry® device accepts certificates only if the email address in the distinguished name of the certificate matches an email address on a BlackBerry device.

Supported values are the following: C=<Country>, L=<Locality>, O=<Organization>, OU=<Organizational_unit>, and ST=<State_or_Province>.


If you change the Certification Authority Type rule to Microsoft® Enterprise, and the Microsoft certification authority uses a template to build the subject name of the certificate from the Microsoft® Active Directory®, a BlackBerry device does not use this rule.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 5.0


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