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KB10342 - How to set up Pull Authorization to grant or restrict access to specific web sites on the BlackBerry Browser


Environment

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software versions 4.0 and 4.1 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software versions 4.0 and 4.1 for Microsoft® Exchange



Overview

The BlackBerry® Mobile Data Service, used in BlackBerry Enterprise Server software version 4.0, and the BlackBerry® Mobile Data System (BlackBerry® MDS) Connection Service, used in BlackBerry Enterprise Server software version 4.1, can be configured to grant or restrict access to specific web sites based on roles defined by administrators in the access control list (ACL). A role or rule may restrict or grant access to specific web sites in the BlackBerry® Browser for BlackBerry smartphone users.
To configure the Pull Authorization, complete the following tasks in BlackBerry Manager:
For BlackBerry Enterprise Server software version 4.0
Task 1
Create Pull Roles by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select BlackBerry Domain.
  2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select MDS Access Control.
  4. Double-click Pull Roles, and then click New.
  5. In the Name field, type the new role name.
  6. In the Description field, type the role description.
  7. Click OK.
Task 2
Map the BlackBerry smartphone users to Pull Roles by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select BlackBerry Domain.
  2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select MDS Access Control.
  4. Double-click User to Role Mapping.
  5. Assign the BlackBerry smartphone users to the appropriate Pull Roles.
  6. Click OK.
Task 3
Create Uniform Resource Locator (URL) Patterns by completing the following steps:
Note: Internet Protocol (IP) addresses cannot be used for services like Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets Layer (HTTPS), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and so on.
  1. In the left pane, select BlackBerry Domain.
  2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select MDS Access Control.
  4. Double-click URL Patterns, and then click New.
  5. Complete one of the following options:
    • To specify all web sites, type *:*/* in the URL Pattern field.
    • To specify a web domain, type *.<domain_name>.com:*/* in the URL Pattern field. Alternate regular expression: .*://.*domain*.*(:\d*)?(/.*)*(\?.*)?
    • To specify a specific web page, type www.<domain_name>.com:80/<subfolder>/webpage.htm in the URL Pattern field.
    • To specify a specific web resource, type www2.<domain_name>.com:80/<subfolder>/main.gif in the URL Pattern field. Note: The asterisk character (*) is used for the URL Pattern definition.
  6. Select the Service Name that is associated with the URL Pattern. For example, HTTP, HTTPS, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), or TCP.
  7. Click OK.
Task 4
Allow or deny Pull Roles to URL Patterns by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select BlackBerry Domain.
  2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select MDS Access Control.
  4. Double-click URL Pattern to Role Mapping.
  5. Select Allow or Deny to the Pull Roles for each URL pattern.
  6. Click OK.
Task 5
Turn on Pull Authorization by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select the appropriate BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance.
  2. On the Mobile Data Services tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select Local Access Control.
  4. Set Pull Authorization to True.
  5. Click OK.
Task 6
Restart the BlackBerry MDS.
Important: Restarting certain BlackBerry Enterprise Server services will delay email message delivery to BlackBerry smartphones. For more information, see KB04789.

For BlackBerry Enterprise Server software version 4.1
Task 1
Create Pull Rules by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select BlackBerry Domain.
  2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select Access Control.
  4. Double-click Pull Rules, and then click New.
  5. In the Name field, type the new rule name.
  6. In the Description field, type the rule description.
  7. Click OK.
Task 2
Map the BlackBerry smartphone users to User Rules by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select BlackBerry Domain.
  2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select Access Control.
  4. Double-click User to Rules.
  5. Assign the BlackBerry smartphone users to the appropriate Pull Rules.
  6. Click OK.
Task 3
Create URL Patterns by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select BlackBerry Domain.
  2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select Access Control.
  4. Double-click URL Patterns, and then click New.
  5. Complete one of the following:
    • To specify all web sites, type *:*/* in the URL Pattern field.
    • To specify a web domain, type *.<domain_name>.com:*/* in the URL Pattern field.
    • To specify a specific web page, type www.<domain_name>.com:80/<subfolder>/webpage.htm in the URL Pattern field.
    • To specify a specific web resource, type www2.<domain_name>.com:80/<subfolder>/main.gif in the URL Pattern field. Note: The asterisk character (*) is used for the URL Pattern definition.
  6. Select the Service Name that is associated with the URL Pattern. For example, HTTP, HTTPS, LDAP, OCSP, or TCP.
  7. Click OK.
Task 4
Allow or deny Pull Roles to URL Patterns by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select BlackBerry Domain.
  2. On the Global tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select Access Control.
  4. Double-click URL Pattern Rules.
  5. Select Allow or Deny to the User Rules for each URL Pattern.
  6. Click OK.
Task 5
Turn on Pull Authorization by completing the following steps:
  1. In the left pane, select the appropriate BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
  2. On the Connection Service tab, click Edit Properties.
  3. Select Access Control.
  4. Set Pull Authorization to True.
  5. Click OK.
Task 6
Restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Important: Restarting certain BlackBerry Enterprise Server services will delay email message delivery to BlackBerry smartphones. For more information, see KB04789.



Additional Information

The Pull Roles or Pull Rules can be created based on logical user groups, such as Junior Executives, Senior Executives, and Management.
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