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Integrating 
BlackBerry Persona

In SDK version 8.0 and later, the 
BlackBerry Dynamics SDK
 integrates 
BlackBerry Persona
 (previously 
BlackBerry Intelligent Security
) functionality. Previously, 
Persona
 functionality was offered as part of the separate 
BlackBerry Analytics
 SDK that you could integrate with your 
BlackBerry Dynamics
 apps. In SDK version 8.0 and later, 
BlackBerry Analytics
 and 
Persona
 functionality are now included in the 
BlackBerry Dynamics SDK
.
Persona
 is a license-based cloud service that can dynamically adapt the security requirements and behavior of your users' devices and work apps to their real-world contexts. For example, if a 
BlackBerry Dynamics
 app reports a location that is not typical for the user, 
Persona
 can dynamically limit the user’s access to work apps and device features, and enforce stricter authentication requirements. Likewise, if a 
BlackBerry Dynamics
 app reports a location that is typical for the user, 
Persona
 can apply device behaviors that make it easier to access work apps and resources.
Persona
 adds a layer of adaptive security to your organization’s existing 
UEM
 domain without introducing an additional software footprint. It is a cloud service that collects data from existing 
BlackBerry
 solutions, including 
BlackBerry Enterprise Identity
 and 
BlackBerry Dynamics
 apps.
The 
Persona
 services gather and process behavioral data, app events, and location data to calculate risk levels for each user in real-time and execute dynamic management actions that are configured by the 
UEM
 administrator.
To integrate 
Persona
 with your custom 
BlackBerry Dynamics
 apps, your organization must purchase 
Persona
 licenses, the 
UEM
 administrator must assign the entitlement to users or groups and configure the service, and you must follow the app integration instructions in this section. For more information about the 
Persona
 requirements and configuration, see the BlackBerry Persona documentation.
For more information about the 
Persona
 APIs that are integrated in the 
BlackBerry Dynamics SDK
, see the BlackBerryAnalytics class (Android/iOS) in the API reference.
Enabling the 
Persona
 entitlement will increase the number of onUpdateConfig callbacks.