Thomas Kilian Thomas Kilian - 5 months ago 49
Swift Question

Sending AppleEvent fails with sandbox

I try to show an element in the Calendar.app so the calendar is activated and the appropriate event is highlighted. I know how to do that but once Sandbox is on, I just get


Calendar got an error: A privilege violation occurred.


My code simply is this (not even trying to show an event but just reading one calendar):

import Cocoa

@NSApplicationMain
class AppDelegate: NSObject, NSApplicationDelegate {
func applicationDidFinishLaunching(aNotification: NSNotification) {
let source = "tell application \"iCal\"\n set theCalendar to first calendar whose name = \"test\"\nend tell"
let scriptObject = NSAppleScript(source: source)
var errorDict: NSDictionary? = nil
_ = scriptObject!.executeAndReturnError(&errorDict)
print (errorDict)
}
}


And my Entitlements look like that:

<dict>
<key>com.apple.security.app-sandbox</key>
<true/>
<key>com.apple.security.scripting-targets</key>
<dict>
<key>com.apple.ical</key>
<array>
<string>com.apple.ical.read</string>
</array>
</dict>
</dict>


I also tried with scripting bridge but that fails too (with less information but probably the same reason).

Answer

The failure of the entitlement com.apple.security.scripting-targets in Calendar.app seems to be a bug (even using tell application "Calendar" in the script).

However the global temporary exception works:

<key>com.apple.security.temporary-exception.apple-events</key>
<array>
  <string>com.apple.ical</string>
</array>