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BlackBerry Devices

*PKI = DoD PKI Certificate Required

The BlackBerry STIG approved for enterprise-wide deployments is specific to BlackBerry handheld operating systems (OS) 4-7 and the BlackBerry Playbook Tablet OS version 1.x. It requires the use of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.x or later.

The complete BlackBerry STIG is available at http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/net_perimeter/wireless/Pages/smartphone.aspx under BlackBerry.

 

 FAQs

 
Description
FAQ: Blackberry I/O Error While Communicating with Proxy *PKI
This FAQ discusses causes and recommended resolution to I/O errors experienced by the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) when trying to communicate with RCVS (http://ocsp.disa.mil). (PDF Download) Date: 07/31/2012 | Size: 124 KB
 

 Guides

 
Description
BlackBerry: Associating a Secondary Email Address to a Certificate *PKI
This guide provides instructions for sending an encrypted email to a recipient at an email address that does not match the email address in their public certificate. (PDF Download) Date: 08/06/2012 | Size: 231 KB
BlackBerry: Certificate Fetching Troubleshooting *PKI
This guide provides troubleshooting steps for instances when BlackBerry devices cannot automatically fetch public certificates for sending encrypted emails. (PDF Download) Date: 08/06/2012 | Size: 233 KB
BlackBerry: Deleting Expired OCSP Certificates *PKI
This guide provides instructions for manually removing expired OCSP certificates whose presence will prevent revocation checking from completing successfully. (PDF Download) Date: 04/02/2015 | Size: 357
BlackBerry Desktop Manager: Configuring OCSP and LDAP Servers *PKI
This guide provides instructions on adding and configuring Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server URLs within the Certificate Synchronization Options of BlackBerry Desktop Manager. (PDF Download) Date: 7/2009 | Size: 263 KB
BlackBerry Enterprise Server: DoD Public Key Enabling for System Administrators *PKI
This guide defines the procedures for deploying the BlackBerry DoD Root Certification Authority (CA) application and provides BES administrators with step-by-step guidance on how to verify that the necessary software and drivers are installed, ensure that the correct certificate server settings have been configured on a device, pair a handheld device with a smart card reader, import CAC certificates to a device, and digitally sign/encrypt email. It also discusses how to deploy the BlackBerry Expired OCSP Certificate Remover to address digital signing and encryption issues. (PDF Download) Date: 1/2013 | Size: 1,978 KB
BlackBerry: Importing Smart Card Certificates *PKI
This guide provides instructions on importing smart card certificates to a BlackBerry handheld device using a smart card reader, allowing for secure email signing/encrypting and application authentication using the CAC certificates. (PDF Download) Date: 08/07/2012 | Size: 192 KB
BlackBerry: Signing and Encrypting Email *PKI
This guide provides instructions on signing and/or encrypting email messages from a BlackBerry device. (PDF Download) Date: 07/2009 | Size: 235 KB
BlackBerry: Pairing a BlackBerry Smart Card Reader (SCR) with a BlackBerry Operating System (OS) Handheld *PKI
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for pairing a first generation BlackBerry smart card reader (SCR) with a BlackBerry handheld, running BlackBerry OS, to enable Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) functionality.
 

 Slick Sheets & White Papers

 
Description
Using Your BlackBerry with a First-Generation Smart Card Reader *PKI
This slick sheet describes how to pair a BlackBerry device with a first-generation smart card reader to digitally sign and encrypt email using your CAC certificates. (PDF Download) Date: 10/12/2012 | Size: 396 KB
Using Your BlackBerry with a Second-Generation Smart Card Reader *PKI
This slick sheet describes how to pair a BlackBerry device with a second-generation smart card reader to digitally sign and encrypt email using your CAC certificates. (PDF Download) Date: 10/12/2012 | Size: 394 KB
Why is my BlackBerry not working? *PKI
This slick sheet discusses common BlackBerry email error messages, their causes and resolutions. (PDF Download) Date: 08/15/2012 | Size: 277 KB
 

 Tools

 
Description
BlackBerry Expired OCSP Certificate Remover *PKI
This tool removes expired OCSP signing certificates from BlackBerry devices to prevent digital signature and encryption problems. (ZIP Download) Size: 66 KB
BlackBerry: Running the BlackBerry Expired OCSP Certificate Remover *PKI
This document provides DoD BlackBerry users step-by-step instructions for using the BlackBerry Expired OCSP Certificate Remover to correct a known error in validating email signatures and sending encrypted email. (PDF Download) Date: 1/2013 | Size: 385 KB
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