User Guide

Local Navigation

About the key store

The key store on your BlackBerry® smartphone might store the following items:

  • Personal certificates or PGP® keys (public and private key pairs)
  • Certificates that you download using a certification authority profile or the BlackBerry® Desktop Software
  • Root certificates that are included in the BlackBerry Desktop Software
  • Certificates that you download from an LDAP-enabled server or DSML-enabled server
  • PGP public keys that you download from an LDAP-enabled server
  • Certificates or PGP public keys that you import from your smartphone or a media card
  • Certificates or PGP public keys that you add from a message

To access items in the key store, you must enter a key store password. If you exceed the number of allowed password attempts, all your smartphone data is deleted.

Research In Motion recommends that you regularly create and save a backup file on your computer, especially before you update any software. Maintaining a current backup file on your computer might allow you to recover smartphone data if your smartphone is lost, stolen, or corrupted by an unforeseen issue.

Previous topic: Key store

Was this information helpful? Send us your comments.