Device Lock for Skype for Business

You can configure phones to be protected with a lock code that enables users to access personal settings from different phones.

You can configure Device Lock on the Skype for Business server or using Polycom parameters on a centralized provisioning server. If you enable Device Lock using both methods, centralized provisioning parameters take precedence. You cannot enable or disable Device Lock using the Web Configuration Utility.

Device Lock is disabled by default for Skype for Business and is different from the Phone Lock feature offered by Polycom for Open SIP deployments. If you enable Phone Lock and Device Lock for Skype for Business at the same time on a phone with the Base Profile set to Skype, the Device Lock feature takes precedence over Phone Lock.

Administrators can configure phone behavior after six unsuccessful user unlock attempts. If users forget their lock code, they can reset it from the phone when signed in to their Skype for Business account. If users sign in to their Skype for Business account using the Web Sign-In method, they cannot reset their lock code from the phone.

Users must sign into the phone before using Device Lock. If a phone restarts or reboots after a user sets the lock code, the phone is locked after the restart or reboot. Users can lock the phone from the phone screen or Skype for Business client when the phone and computer are connected using BToE. If Device Lock is used in conjunction with BToE, the phone and computer always remain synchronized if either the phone or computer restarts or reboots. If the BToE connection is broken between phone and computer, the phone is locked.

You can also:
  • Define authorized outbound emergency numbers from a locked device
  • Set up a minimum lock code length on the Skype for Business server