Device Security Manager

Once again, the Windows Mobile team has added cool new stuff for those of us who make software for Smartphones and PPCs. The security model for Windows Mobile is pretty sophisticated but also more than a little different than for desktop operating systems. To make things easier, they’ve now released a Powertoy that helps with getting security right. Here’s their blurb…

Device Security Manager Powertoy for Windows Mobile 5.0 Released!

This test tool helps developers of Windows Mobile applications test various security policies for Windows Mobile devices.

Overview: It is designed as a desktop application that ships with a preset list of “security configurations”. A security configuration can be thought of as a template, which contains a collection of individual policies and settings. For example, a security configuration could define policies such as whether unsigned applications are allowed to execute, whether RAPI is disabled etc. Using this tool, the developer can provision a Windows Mobile device with different configurations, and then test the application’s behavior under these configurations. This tool can be used either on an emulator or an unlocked Windows Mobile device.


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