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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 Yes.


The BlackBerry® device uses this rule only if a password is configured on the BlackBerry device. To require a password, configure the Password Required rule to Yes.

To specify the number of incorrect password attempts that the BlackBerry device permits before the typed characters appear on the screen, configure the Set Maximum Password Attempts rule.

By default, if you configure the FIPS Level IT policy rule to 2, 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™ 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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