Glossary

ADN
An abbreviated dialing number (ADN) is a short telephone number, such as 911 or 112, that is used to reach public services.
APN
access point name
BCC
blind carbon copy
BlackBerry MDS
BlackBerry® Mobile Data System
CC
carbon copy
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
certificate
A certificate is a digital document that binds the identity and public key of a certificate subject. Each certificate has a corresponding private key that is stored separately. A certificate authority signs the certificate to indicate that it is authentic and can be trusted.
CMIME
Compressed Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
CRL
certificate revocation list
CRL server
A BlackBerry device uses a CRL server to check the most recently published revocation status of a certificate. Certificate authorities publish certificate revocation lists on CRL servers.
DNS
Domain Name System
DSA
Digital Signature Algorithm
DSML
Directory Service Markup Language
DSML-enabled server
A BlackBerry device uses a DSML-enabled server to search for and download certificates.
EAP-FAST
Extensible Authentication Protocol Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling
EAP-SIM
Extensible Authentication Protocol Subscriber Identity Module
EAP-TLS
Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security
EAP-TTLS
Extensible Authentication Protocol Tunneled Transport Layer Security
ECC
Elliptic Curve Cryptography
FDN
Fixed Dialing Number
FIPS
Federal Information Processing Standards
GAN
generic access network
GPS
Global Positioning System
GSM
Global System for Mobile Communications®
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
IMSI
International Mobile Subscriber Identity
IP
Internet Protocol
IT policy
An IT policy consists of various IT policy rules that control the security features and behavior of BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets, the BlackBerry® Desktop Software, and the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager.
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDAP-enabled server
A BlackBerry® device uses an LDAP-enabled server to search for and download certificates and PGP® keys.
LED
light-emitting diode
mass storage mode
Mass storage mode enables users to transfer files between a media card and their computer when they connect their BlackBerry device to their computer.
MCC
mobile country code
MMS
Multimedia Messaging Service
MNC
mobile network code
MTP
Media Transfer Protocol
OCSP
Online Certificate Status Protocol
PEAP
Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol
personal certificate
A personal certificate is a certificate that a certificate authority assigns to a user.
personal PGP key
A personal PGP® key is made up of a PGP public key and PGP private key for a user.
PIN
personal identification number
private key
A private key is a key that only the certificate subject can use. Private key information is not distributed publically. BlackBerry devices use private keys to sign email messages or PIN messages that users send and to decrypt email messages that users receive.
public key
A public key is a key that people other than the certificate subject can use. BlackBerry devices use public keys to encrypt email messages or PIN messages that users send to certificate subjects and to verify the signature on email messages or PIN messages that users receive from certificate subjects.
root certificate
A root certificate is a self-signed certificate and usually belongs to a certificate authority.
RTSP
Real Time Streaming Protocol
R-UIM
Removable User Identity Module
SAN
subject alternative name
SHA
Secure Hash Algorithm
SIM
Subscriber Identity Module
S/MIME
Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
SMS
Short Message Service
SMSC
Short Message Service Center
SSID
service set identifier
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol
TLS
Transport Layer Security
Triple DES
Triple Data Encryption Standard
TTY
teletype
VPN
virtual private network
WAN
wide area network
WAP
Wireless Application Protocol
WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy
WML
Wireless Markup Language
WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access
WTLS
Wireless Transport Layer Security
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