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About two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication, which requires an item that you have (for example, a smart card) and an item that you know (for example, a pass phrase), is designed to provide additional security for your BlackBerry® device. You can use a smart card for two-factor authentication when you log in to your device, or you can use a software token for two-factor authentication when you log in to a VPN, connect to a Wi-Fi® network, or use your device with RSA® software as a hardware token.

If you use two-factor authentication, you must type your pass phrase when you

  • unlock your device
  • change a general security option on your device
  • change a smart card option
  • use your device with RSA software
  • log in to a VPN
  • connect to a Wi-Fi network


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