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Old 07-14-2008, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Enabling or Re-enabling a Device Password and sub-settings

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I did a quick survey using Search but there were a number of threads but I'm not sure about this and don't want to blow it.

When I first got my 8830, I believe I enabled a Password. I got tired of using it, frankly, and DISABLED it. I am reconsidering that decision but before I ENABLE a Password, I want to make sure that I don't foul this up.

When I enter the Security Options, I see the drop-down ENABLE/Disable. I do not see any place on that initial screen to actually enter a Password. I am guessing that if I pick ENABLE it will eventually prompt me for a password.

I first want to make sure that is what will happen - I will be prompted for a password.

Second and quite important, I also want to be sure that I am allowed to enter an entirely NEW PASSWORD. I don't want it re-enabling that old (and now forgotten) Password.

Next, there are the other various options such as

Prompt on Application Install
Content Compression (what's this doing - kind of ZIPping data)
CONTENT PROTECTION (what specifically is this one)
Strength
Include Addressbook
(I have NO Services)

What are these various options?

I already get occasionally pestered by Application permissions. I don't want the BB going overboard if I use the gps-puck, or some other stuff and seeking permission on everything I do or write.

Basically, what I'd like is for a Password and if it is not entered correctly X number of times, my data: contacts, calendar, memos, email accounts, etc GONE.

Frankly, the manual has not really aided me in this process.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When you switch it to enabled, and back out of the menu it will ask you to save your changes, if you select save, it will then prompt for "new password" followed by "confirm new password." I just went through this process, after switching fomr enabled to disabled, and it did NOT ask me for the old password once it was disabled.

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Thanks for the reply. I MAY give it a try again.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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When I enter the Security Options, I see the drop-down ENABLE/Disable. I do not see any place on that initial screen to actually enter a Password. I am guessing that if I pick ENABLE it will eventually prompt me for a password.
It will. Don't worry about it. It won't allow you to enable a password without you knowing what the password is...

Trust me, the forums here would be flooded with password issues if it were otherwise.
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