Peer to Peer encryption key and Server Based Contact List Synchronization in BlackBerry Messenger 7.0

Article ID: KB33024

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 02-06-2013


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BES5
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • BlackBerry Messenger 7.0

After installing BlackBerry Message 7.0 you receive the following message:

  • Your IT admin doesn’t support BBM 7.0. If you don’t already have BBM 6.2, you can download it here.

BlackBerry Messenger 7.0 uses Peer to Peer Messaging to communicate between BlackBerry users. IT Policies that restrict Peer to Peer messaging will prevent the use of BlackBerry Messenger 7.0. It also uses server based contact lists as the BlackBerry Messenger contacts are stored with the BlackBerry ID for the account. Polices affecting server based contact lists can cause the same issue.

  • Set the Allow Peer-to-Peer Messages IT policy rule to yes and the Disable Peer-to-Peer Normal Send IT policy rule to no.
  • Set the Disable Server Based Contact List Synchronization IT policy rule to false or leave it blank.
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