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Old 04-01-2009, 02:29 PM
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KB17660 - IT policy rules for BlackBerry App World


Environment

  • BlackBerry App World™
  • BlackBerry® smartphones



Overview

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server administrators can use the following IT policy rules to prevent BlackBerry smartphone users from using the BlackBerry App World storefront, and downloading third-party applications.
Disable BlackBerry App World
  • Specifies whether the BlackBerry App World application is disabled on the BlackBerry smartphone
Settings
  • False - The BlackBerry App World application functions as normal within the confines of other IT policies.
  • True - Prevents the BlackBerry smartphone user from accessing the BlackBerry App World application.
Disallow Third Party Application Downloads
  • Specifies whether the BlackBerry smartphone user is allowed to download third-party applications (not authored by Research In Motion® (RIM®))
Settings
  • False - The BlackBerry smartphone user is allowed to download third-party applications
  • True - The BlackBerry smartphone user is not allowed to download third-party applications



Additional Information

The BlackBerry App World IT policy rules should be available under the BlackBerry App World Group in the IT Policy list. If they do not appear, see KB17809 for instructions on how to import them.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:47 PM
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Good thing to know.

I do like that the user must use a paypal account for any BB App World purchases so that on a corporate device the charges don't just wind up on the company bill.
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Can't seem to get this to work.
Running BES 4.1.6 with MR4 for Exchange.

Here's the output from the KB article instructions:
loadbesmetadata.exe -i itpolicytemplateappworld.xml
Reading input file 'itpolicytemplateappworld.xml'. Please wait...
Parsing ITPolicy XML document for Default language data.
The import was successful. There were 1 additions, and 1 updates.


Seems like it did its thing, but I still don't see a BlackBerry App World Group in the IT Policy list.

EDIT:
I found it... not where described above. Yet another RIM documentation blunder.

The Security Policy Group, is now renamed to 'Security'.
The 'Disable BlackBerry App World' policy setting is within the 'Security' group.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:43 PM
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So merely importing that policy renames the Security Policy Group, too?
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Technically speaking if you disable third party app installs and disable the service books from the carrier, wont that block this anyway?



Also, I will have to take screenshots, but I am pretty sure on MR2 of 4.1.6 it showed properly as described above.


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ID:	242 its the Application center, not sure how thats different from App world. But everything else is blocked anyway.

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