How to control Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones organizer data access

Article ID: KB18427

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 02-03-2012

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
  • Facebook for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Domino
Jump to: Environment | Overview
CollapseEnvironment
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones 1.6 MR1 and 1.7
  • SDR345700
CollapseOverview

Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones allows BlackBerry® smartphone users to connect their friends' profile pictures, Facebook names, and company names to existing BlackBerry smartphone contacts in the Contacts application. Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones updates the caller ID pictures of your synchronized friends with their latest profile pictures.

To control this capability, the IT policy Disable Organizer Data Access for Social Networking Applications can be used. This IT policy is included in BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 and can be imported to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 if required. For more information and for instructions on how to import these new policy rules to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0, see KB15535.

If you are using BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 or have imported the IT policies into BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.x (see KB15535), the following scenarios will occur:

Scenario 1

The BlackBerry smartphone is activated on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server that contains this IT policy, and the IT policy is set to False.

Result 1

The BlackBerry smartphone user will be able to configure Facebook integrations for the messages application, calendar, and the contact list.

Scenario 2

The BlackBerry smartphone is activated on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server that contains this IT policy, and the IT policy is set to True.

Result 2

The BlackBerry smartphone user will not be able to configure Facebook integrations for the calendar or the contact list. However, they will be able to control the messages application.



Scenario 3

The BlackBerry smartphone is activated on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server that contains this IT policy, and the IT policy has not been configured.

Result 3

The BlackBerry smartphone user will not be able to configure Facebook integrations for the calendar or the contact list; however, they will be able to control the messages application.

 

Scenario 4

The BlackBerry smartphone is activated on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server that does not contain this IT policy.

Result 4

The BlackBerry smartphone user will not be able to configure Facebook integrations for the calendar or contact list; however, they will be able to control the messages application.

 

Scenario 5

The BlackBerry smartphone user is not activated on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Result 5

The BlackBerry smartphone user will be able to configure Facebook integrations for the messages application, the calendar, and the contact list.


 

Note: If the BlackBerry smartphone user was previously activated on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server that contained this IT policy, and it was enabled or not configured, the ability to enable the calendar and the contact list integration will be available again after performing a security wipe. To perform a security wipe of the BlackBerry smartphone, see KB02318.

Disclaimer

By downloading, accessing or otherwise using the Knowledge Base documents you agree:

   (a) that the terms of use for the documents found at www.blackberry.com/legal/knowledgebase apply to your use or reference to these documents; and

   (b) not to copy, distribute, disclose or reproduce, in full or in part any of the documents without the express written consent of RIM.


Visit the BlackBerry Technical Solution Center at www.blackberry.com/btsc.