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Old 09-02-2009, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8350 on a BES with Nextel as the carrier. I must enter the password to be able to use the camera. Our local I/T support says that once they set the policy to require me to enter a password, there is no setting in the policy to allow me to use the camera without entering the password. Is this really true? I can't believe RIM would set up the policy options this way.

Having to enter the password to use the camera has kept me from getting a lot of good shots.

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The BES Admins can disable the password policy for the camera, or enable it. These IT Policies are designed specifically to take options away from the individual users and enforce the company's policies while you're on their network. It's the blanket policy solution, so popular with corporations now.

Their network, their game. The only real option is to keep a separate device off the company BES and free of their restrictions.
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If you want to remove your IT policy check out the IT policy removal FAQ from the website:
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I would strongly recommend NOT following this advice if you're still on the BES.
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Just trying to circumvent an IT Policy is often grounds for immediate dismissal. This stuff is no joke!
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I would strongly recommend NOT following this advice if you're still on the BES.
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It turns out, after pressing the issue until I got an understandable response from someone that actually understood the issue, that the company is not comfortable with the phone allowing just anybody to pick it up, take a picture and then be able to email the picture off to someone without using a password. Since the camera password isn't specific down to the level of turning off the email feature, they turned off the whole camera without password feature. Perhaps if someone at RIM were informed of this problem they could add another layer of granularity to the flags in the policy.

Thanks for the replies. I was able to ask informed questions until I got the real answer.
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