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      Latest reply on Jul 15, 2019 11:15 AM by guygizmo
      bbaum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        We have an application that is packaged with pkgbuild/productbuild.. The app requires the Accessibility permission, which we have been enabling via a postinstall script.  We have been inserting a record into /Library/Application Support/com.apple.TCC/TCC.db, and this is no longer possible with 10.12 Sierra.


        The permission must be granted on install so that it exists when a non-admin users runs the app.


        What is the proper/preferred method of requesting the permission from the pkg?

        • Re: Request Accessibility Permission from pkg install
          guygizmo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

          I have the same issue and would like to know if there's a way to do this.

          • Re: Request Accessibility Permission from pkg install
            Rulovic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

            No answers about how to do this?

            I think it would be quite useful for application developers if Apple provides a way to do this

              • Re: Request Accessibility Permission from pkg install
                guygizmo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                The only way for an application to request permission to use Accessibility features is with the API provided by Apple, namely AXIsProcessTrustedWithOptions.


                What my company's software does is, during the postinstallation phase of installing, launch any of our applications that require Accessibility permissions and have them call AXIsProcessTrustedWithOptions.


                Unfortuantely it inundates the user with multiple windows asking to grant apps permission. Furthermore our installer installs a kernel extension so starting with 10.14 there's also a dialog asking for permission for the kext to load, and in 10.15 it will require a reboot as well.


                There is horrible UX. Unfortunately Apple doesn't provide us any way of doing anything different. It's quite unfortunate, and a lot of it strikes me as pointless.


                I would love Apple to give us a method of granting these sorts of permission during the installation process in a way that's easy for the user to handle, but don't hold your breath. In the future I expect we'll see more features get locked away behind permissions dialogs resulting in further UX degredations, and I don't expect we'll see any new features that alleviates this problem.