01-17-2008, 10:54 AM
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Carol, a small tip about enforcing then removing policies:
BB devices always evaluate options, and take the more secure.
SO imagine you enforce a policy which locks the BB after 5 mins and requires a password.
You then put the BB back into the default policy whoch requires no password and does not lock.
The BB device has a look at it's "new" default policy, and in computer logic thinks "hmmm, policy says no password forced. But I have a password set (from the old policy). It's secure to have a password, the user must want it, so I'm keeping it!"
Basically, for many policy options, you can enable them via policy but not then disable them. There is no way to forcibly "turn off" device passwords on BBs via policy. Once passwords have been set by policy or an individual user, there is no way to disable them apart from on the physical device.
You sound like you have a good test plan, but pls be aware of this when rolling out policies - you often NEED user intervention if you find you need to take the policy settings off the device, even when policy reverts to default.
: Infrastructure Architect, Denver CO
Last edited by Jadey : 01-17-2008 at 10:55 AM.