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Old 01-18-2008, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Just freshly installed BES 4.1.4, and was wondering how we can restrict all users of BB devices to only either use Internet Browser or Blackberry Browser (we haven't decided yet). But theoretically, we would want to lock all the users down to use one of the browsers, and not give them a chance to change anything. Is this possible anywhere in the policy?

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Hi moogeboo,

We do this with our IT policy to force our users to only use the BlackBerry Browser to ensure data encryption (plus it is the only option that allows us to monitor their browser activity in the logs).

In the IT policy, we have made the following changes:


Device-Only Items -> Enable WAP Config set to False
Browser Policy Group -> Allow IBS Browser set to False
Service Exclusivity Policy Group -> Allow Other Browser Services set to False

After making these changes, only the BlackBerry Browser should be available to your users assigned to the IT Policy.

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Thanks...that shouldn't be an issue then...

But to get more in depth, I'm trying to figure out what is required for simple browsing using the blackberry browser on the handhelds:

I have the MDS connection service running, and no other MDS services. Is this service enough to get our handhelds to browse the internet via our proxy if the proxy is configured correctly? Or do I need to install MDS?

Also, our BES server does not have access to the internet. Is access to the internet required to allow the the BB devices to access the internet using the Blackberry browser via MDS?

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I have the MDS connection service running, and no other MDS services. Is this service enough to get our handhelds to browse the internet via our proxy if the proxy is configured correctly?
Yes.

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Also, our BES server does not have access to the internet. Is access to the internet required to allow the the BB devices to access the internet using the Blackberry browser via MDS?
Maybe?
Does BES have access to your proxy? I'm a little uncertain on this one.
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