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Regular Contributor
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Disallow Third Party Application Downloads

Hello

 

We are running BES 4.1.7.

 

I notice that there is a BES IT Policy to disable 3rd party application downloads. This confuses me a little... Smiley Happy

 

Does this mean *any* application that has been authored by non-RIM companies? How do we know who they have been authored by? And is there any way to grant an exception list/whitelist of some sort.

 

We do want to prevent users from randomly downloading non-work related apps (e.g. Facebook), but at the same time, we have several applications that are provided to us by non-RIM sources (e.g. Google Maps, Finance apps etc). Will this affect those?

 

-M

 

 

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Re: Disallow Third Party Application Downloads

Yes if you block all then you will remove those.

You need to create a software config.

 

Some info to help you out.

 

 

IT POLICY
You can find all the available IT policies from the Policy Reference Guide @
http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe/fetch/2000/8067/645045/7963/1139827/Bla...

The Admin Guide will give you details information of how to assign IT policy
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/deliverables/3510/BlackBerry_Enterprise_Server_Wireless_Software_Upgrad...

Basically
1. In the BlackBerry® Manager, in the left pane, click BlackBerry Domain.
2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
3. Click IT Policy.
4. In the IT Policy Administration section, double-click IT Policies.
5. Click an IT policy.
6. Click Properties.


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Re: Disallow Third Party Application Downloads

Thanks knotty.

 

So, basically, you are saying that if we push these applications out via a software configuration then the "disallow third party application downloads" policy won't affect these applications? Regardless of who 'authored' them?

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Re: Disallow Third Party Application Downloads

That is the way I understand it. I would get a device and test it out before rolling it out.

 

I have not pushed out any apps or controlled any yet. We have a fairly open system at the moment.

 




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Re: Disallow Third Party Application Downloads

Thanks, will test it out once I have spare devices!

 

From reading on the internet forums, some people are saying that  if the 'Disallow 3rd Party app downloads' is set to TRUE, then even applications pushed out via a Software Configuration are blocked, whereas other people are saying that the Software Config policy should overide the IT Policy (as you are saying).

 

*confused*

 

Would be interesting to hear from anyone that has actually tested this!

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Re: Disallow Third Party Application Downloads

In our situation we have set 'Disallow 3rd Party app downloads' to TRUE and now the applications that are pushed out via the Software Configuration are blocked.

 

We are still searching for a solution how to make exceptions for certain pushed applications (in our case Mobile Salesforce)

 

Kindest regards,

Marcel - www.ictdesk.net

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Re: Disallow Third Party Application Downloads

Hi ictdesk

 

Did you find a solution for those apps pushed by the BES?

 

Thx