Active Sync Passcode Not Enforced 100% on iOS 5

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Col. Mustard, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Col. Mustard macrumors newbie

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    Understood: iPhone 4, upgrade from iOS 4 latest release to iOS 5 upon RTW. Corp Exchange Active Sync enforcing 6 digit passcode lock.

    Until yesterday, 10/23/2011, no issues. Discovered the following two situations:

    • Randomly performing slide to unlock phone does not prompt for passcode
    • iPhone in locked mode > hold down home butten until Voice Control is enabled > click on Cancel > slide to unlock iPhone > no prompt for passcode

    Passcode Lock is ON. When I go to General > Passcode Lock > prompted for passcode > type current passcode > done > Turn Passcode Off (grayed out due to Active Sync rule). Even after just typing in passcode, lock the phone > slide to unlock > still not prompted to enter passcode.


    Anyone else experience this behavior?

    What was secure in iOS 4 is no longer secure in iOS 5 on my configuration.
     
  2. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    Is your require Passcode set to "Immediately"?
     
  3. Col. Mustard thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're right, it was set to 15 minutes. I don't recall this setting in iOS 4..new in iOS 5?

    Hopefully that can be managed more securely using Active Sync.

    Thanks!
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I know it was there in iOS4, but I believe that by default it was set to immediately.
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Yes, it can be managed via an EAS policy.
     
  6. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    If they are enforcing a 6 digit passcode, it seems odd they would not enforce its use immediately.
     
  7. PNutts macrumors 601

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    It depends on the whims of a company's security gurus. We lock the device after 15 minutes to give people a chance to be distracted. :)
     

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