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Discover entitlements for sandboxed applications Apps
In a conversation on Twitter yesterday, Daniel Jalkut, of Red Sweater Software, asked whether there was a way to find out what entitlements a sandboxed app has. Brian Webster, of Fat Cat Software, shared the solution. Apparently, this command provides the information:
codesign -dvvv --entitlements - /path/to/app
(Replace "/path/to/app" with the path to the application.)

Not being a developer, I don't know exactly what this all means, but to those readers who are developers, this may be useful.
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Discover entitlements for sandboxed applications
Authored by: danielpunkass on Jun 26, '12 08:49:57AM

The entitlements are the rigorous list of specifically which non-sandboxed capabilities a sandboxed app has been granted. So while it's probably more decipherable to a developer, it could also be useful to power users who want to know "just how sandboxed" an app really is.



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Discover entitlements for sandboxed applications
Authored by: michaelbach on Jun 26, '12 09:05:24AM

Read "codesign" as "code sign"

One way to learn more: open Terminal.app, and enter
man codesign


Best, Michael



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Discover entitlements for sandboxed applications
Authored by: wfolta on Jun 26, '12 03:10:42PM

Just tried it and it works. The extra dash with spaces around it is important, don't overlook it.



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