BlackBerry Curve 9380 - Glossary

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A BlackBerry smartphone uses a certificate as a digital document that binds the identity and public key of a
certificate subject. Each certificate has a corresponding private key that is stored separately. A certification
authority signs the certificate to indicate that it is authentic and can be trusted. This may also be called a digital

certification authority

A certification authority (CA) is a trusted third-party organization that verifies the information or identity of
computers on a network and issues digital certificates.

CRL server

A BlackBerry smartphone uses a certificate revocation list (CRL) server to check the most recently published
revocation status of a certificate. Certification authorities publish certificate revocation lists on CRL servers.

DSML-enabled server

A BlackBerry smartphone uses a Directory Service Markup Language (DSML) enabled server to search for
and download certificates.

IT policy

An IT policy consists of various IT policy rules that control the security features and behavior of BlackBerry
smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, the BlackBerry Desktop Software, and the BlackBerry Web Desktop

LDAP-enabled server

A BlackBerry smartphone uses an LDAP-enabled server to search for and download certificates and PGP keys.

mass storage mode

Mass storage mode enables users to transfer files between a media card and their computer when they connect
their BlackBerry smartphone to their computer.

personal certificate

A personal certificate is a certificate that a certification authority assigns to a user.

personal PGP key

A personal PGP key consists of a PGP public key and PGP private key.


Each BlackBerry smartphone has a unique personal identification number (PIN). If you know a contact's PIN, you
can use it to add them to your BlackBerry Messenger, or you can send them a PIN message. You can find your PIN
by typing mypin in any text field.

private key

BlackBerry smartphones use private keys to sign email messages or PIN messages that users send and to decrypt
email messages that users receive. Private key information is not distributed publicly.

public key

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BlackBerry smartphones use public keys to encrypt email messages or PIN messages that users send to certificate
subjects and to verify the signature on email messages or PIN messages that users receive from certificate subjects.

root certificate

A root certificate is a self-signed certificate and usually belongs to a certification authority.


A tap is a user interaction with a touch screen, using one finger to quickly touch the screen. Some interactions
require the user to tap and briefly hold a finger on the screen. For example, to access your voicemail, tap and hold
the 1 key in the phone app. A tap also describes the interaction between two NFC-enabled devices. For example,
tap the back of your BlackBerry smartphone against a smart tag.


A touch is a user interaction with a touch screen that is usually combined with another action, using one finger. For
example, touch and drag, or touch and hold.

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