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Blackberry policy to auto unlock blackberries after a time period?

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I'm loking to setup a new blackberry policy for user password lockout. What I would like is for the unit to be locked after 5 unsuccessful attempts. This part is easy to setup.
Besides this, I would like to configure it so the unit is auto unlocked again an hour later. This is to save on administration, where I can just tell users to wait an hour if they lock it.
I'm using BES express.
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Hi,

I believe the default behaviour is to wipe a device after the prescribed number of incorrect logins, not lock it?

I don't believe it's possible to do what you are requesting - why would you want this anyway? A device is easily lost and if a thief or other party interested in your companies data obtained a device, then they can continue to brute force the passwords until they can get in?

OTA wipe would only work if device is in coverage - if the SIM is removed, you can't kill it.

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Sorry Rob, I phrased that completely wrong.
What I want is for the password attempts to reset back to 10 after an hour of waiting.
So, a user tries the wrong password 9 times, then they are warnded that the next one will wipe it. Then they wait 1 hour, and the attempts goes back to 10.
Our vpn cryptocards are set this way, and it cuts down administration. If someone locks it, we tell them to wait the hour.
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Hi,

You cannot do this in the BlackBerry IT Policy - you can set a prescribed number of failures before the device wipes as per my original post.

See page 118 of the following IT Policy Guide:

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/admin/deliverables/25764/BlackBerry_Enterprise_Server-Policy_Reference_Guide-T323212-1293421-0307065708-001-5.0.3-US.pdf

Moderator - my original response is factually accurate.

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Hi,

Please see above.

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Sorry, I was just trying to close it and give the points to Rob, which I thought I did
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Can yuo close this question please
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