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Force Smart Card Reader Challenge Response while User Authentication is enabled IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device requires a user to use the same BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader all the time, in addition to the user authenticator password (smart card PIN), when the user turns on two-factor authentication.

Default value

The default value is No.


If you change this rule to Yes, a user must delete all of the BlackBerry device data if the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is lost or stolen.

If you change this rule to Yes, a user cannot change the Always Use Same <BlackBerry_device_name> option on a BlackBerry device from Enabled to Disabled.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 5.0
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader version 2.0


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