[ngw] Mobility device security policy

David McQueen david_mcqueen at Lakeheadschools.ca
Mon Feb 2 19:19:07 UTC 2015

1. It depends on the length that you specify.  If you do more than 4 then most people will have to enter a new one, we found.

2. We have tested it on both Android and iOS devices and the length (ours is 6) is enforced.

3. Windows 8 will also require a password or pin once you connect it using the Mail App

4. The pin/password remains, but the policy does not.  We have not tested this on all devices.

5. We have 2 different GMS servers for different policies.

And the one question that wasn't asked, about Remote Device Wipe.

- Tested on Android, iOS and Blackberry OS10, it reset to factory
- on Surface Pro 2 Mail App, just killed the email/calendar/tasks/contacts of the attached account
- Did not have a Surface RT or Windows phone to test with

David McQueen I.S.P., ITCP
Senior Information Technology Specialist
Lakehead Public Schools
Jim McCuaig Education Centre
2135 Sills Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario   P7E 5T2
(807) 625-5137

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   >>> "Ryan Irish" <RIrish at boonecountymo.org> 02/02/2015 11:36 AM >>>
We are looking at enabling the device password security policy for devices that connect to the server.  A few questions ...

1.  If a device already has a pin lock enabled than the end user will not see any change.  Correct?

2. Does this security policy work for all mobile devices?  Mainly concerned about Android and iOS devices.

3.  How does the security policy work on Windows 8 devices?

4. When a user removes the account from their phone does it also remove the security policy automatically and the device disabled the pin lock?

5.  It appears that this is a system wide setting.  Which is ok.  Just curious if it can be a per device setting (for testing purposes really).


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