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Maximum Password History IT policy rule


This rule specifies the maximum number of previous passwords that a BlackBerry® device checks new passwords against to prevent a user from reusing previous passwords.

Default values

The default value in the Default and Basic password security IT policies is 0. The BlackBerry device does not check for reused passwords.

The default value in all other preconfigured IT policies is 6.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Connect™ version 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, or 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 3.6
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®, or BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0 for Novell® GroupWise®


The BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise supports this rule in BlackBerry Device Software version 4.0 or later.


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