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Is there a way in BES to set an IT Policy to require a specified password? I want to make passwords required, but I want to give them a certain password by default and allow the option to change it if they like.

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You can't set a default password.
What you can do, is remotely set the password for each individual user.

Open BES manager, right-click the user and choose 'Set Password and Lock Handheld'

I don't know how many users you have, so this may be a large task for you if many users.
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Thanks. That may work. I have 150 users, but I'm only concerned about a handful that really shouldn't have a Blackberry to begin with. They would be lost if I had to explain how to set a password.
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You might be able to set the password for multiple users at a time using Shift or Ctrl in the BB Manager to select users. I haven't tried it myself but it may save you some time than doing it one by one.

Also, if you don't force a password though IT Policy the user can turn off password protection.

Just thought I would mention that.
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Is there a way in BES to set an IT Policy to require a specified password? I want to make passwords required, but I want to give them a certain password by default and allow the option to change it if they like.

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If the the devices are already deployed and activated, just assign an IT Policy to the devices that requires a password. Once the policy is applied on the device, the user is prompted to create a password. I can't believe your users would be lost doing this.

For new activations - it depends on how you do them. If you do all of the activations, just assign the policy to the device after activation and let the user create the password as above when you hand it to them. Or, set the default password as you wish during activation and create instructions on how to change a password that you can distribute with new devices. Those instructions would take 5-10 minutes for you to create.

If you have your users do the activation, assign the policy as you add the user. They will be prompted to create a password during activation.
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Thanks. I work for a law firm so they don't follow instructions well.
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