a security mechanism that separates running programs from each other so that untested, or untrusted programs won't inject malicious or bad code.

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Sandbox prevents reading files

I have a couple of apps for testing PHP code: PHP Tester from Hankinsoft, and PHP Code Tester from Jacob Klen. Since upgrading to El Capitan, I've found that they don't use the PHP configuration file ...
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How to delete all log files in Library/Containers with Terminal

I want to get rid of all the application log files that are not stored in ~/Library/Logs but in ~/Library/Containers/bundle.id/.../Logs I tried this: find ~/Library/Containers -name Logs -type d -...
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How To Trick WeChat Into to Thinking My iPhone Is An iPad?

so I use a chatting app called WeChat and I have two phones. It only allows me to sign in on one phone at a time. But I can sign in on an iPad and a phone at the same time. It's an universal app, ...
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CalendarAgent deny file-read-data

When looking into sudo dmesg on my MacBook Pro, I see a lot of these messages. Sandbox: CalendarAgent(96278) deny file-read-data /private/tmp/krb5cc_209724998 Is this normal? Is it an indication ...
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sandboxd, pstopdf deny file-read-data and file-read-metadata

In attempting to get cups-pdf working in El Capitan, I'm running into the error that pstopdf errors out. The system.log shows that the sandbox kernel extension is denying read access to the following ...
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How to ensure Slack runs safely in sandbox?

For work I use my personal laptop and I am required to run Slack to keep in contact with coworkers however it occurs to me that this could potentially be used as an invasive surveillance tool unless ...
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All UI apps suddenly turned to not responding

Today I was working when all opened apps with UI suddenly turned to "not responding". Nothing was installed last days, neither deleted. When this happened I was just listening music and was working ...
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Configure sandbox permissions

While trying to modify a property list I was rather surprised to receive the following error sh-3.2# cp com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist com.apple.mDSNResponder.plist.backup cp: com.apple.mDSNResponder....
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How to send emails programmatically using scripting bridge if sandboxing is enabled

How to send emails using mail scripting bridge after enabling sandboxing. I am able to send mail before enabling sandboxing but failing after enabling it. As per my understanding, user permission is ...
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Failed startup after 10.10. upgrade

After upgrading to 10.10.4 from 10.10.2, my Macbook Pro (late 2013) boots up to a blank screen with the mouse cursor displayed briefly every 10 seconds. Booting to safe mode and resetting the SMC or ...
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How can I avoid permission-related failures when importing in Photos.app via AppleScript?

The new Photos.app does not come with Automator support (although there are third-party actions available). It does, however, have some basic AppleScript support, including support for importing a ...
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In OS X, how does manually sandboxing an application from the internet compare to blocking it with Little Snitch?

I want to prevent inbound and outbound connections to one application. I can buy Little Snitch if it's the best option, but it feels like I wouldn't be getting much value out of it for that one use. ...
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The best way to sandbox programs in OSX?

I know that this question have been discussed before on AskDifferent, but none of the threads really satisfied me. For Windows you have a wonderful program called Sandboxie http://www.sandboxie.com/ ...
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On Yosemite, how can I audit the safety of an executable?

I would like to audit an executable binary from an untrusted source, and ultimately maintain whether it is safe to run it. My main interest is to establish, in a safe fashion, whether said binary ...
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Process (fmfd) spamming my console with sandbox denies

Since installing OSX 10.10 (Yosemite), my console is full of error messages regarding fmfd, like fmfd(384) deny file-read-metadata /Volumes/Macintosh HD This happens mostly at startup and when ...
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How to add a process to sandboxd's configuration?

I have a particular process that is having some problems writing to the /private/tmp folder. sandboxd keeps emitting the following error: sandboxd[xxx] ([xxxxx]): process(xxxxx) deny file-write-...
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CoreAudio, SandBox & Kernel Errors

My console is littered with coreaudio errors. Will trashing the listed components, solve the problem? These are all of the logs that mention the word 'region':
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How do sync programs get around the iOS sandbox?

The various iOS sync programs (SugarSync, BitTorrent Sync, etc.) claim to be able to read files anywhere on the phone. I don't see how data from my application -- in my app's sandbox -- can be ...
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How to enforce sandbox rules for the particular app?

I wrote an sandbox specification file (inspired by files from /usr/share/sandbox and manuals like this) and now I can launch some app in sandbox with sandbox-exec $path_to_rules /Applications/$appname....
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User directory replicated in each Library/Containers/**/Data directory

Came across a bizarre bug (?) in my Mavericks installation. I ran out of HD space, which I should not have been anywhere near. I ran Disk Inventory X to see where the space was being used, and found ...
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Installing drivers before installing Mac app - rejected by apple review team

I have developed a Mac desktop application and need to have our users install few drivers to run our application on OS X. Due to sandbox constraint, I am not able to get the user access permission to ...
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Weird Permissions/ Sandboxing issue: installer.app is not entitled for system.install.apple

There is a serious ownership/ permissions/ entitlements fault in my 10.7 install. What happened: 1) After swapping the stock drive for an Intel SSD of the same size in my Mac Mini 1,2 (2006 -ish?), ...
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Is there a way to turn off file system sandbox prompts for a specific app?

I have a Mac App Store app that needs to access various directories outside of the sandbox. To do so, it frequently prompts for permission. I fully trust this app, is there a way to grant it blanket ...
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How To Sandbox Individual Applications On OS X Mavericks

I am trying to Sandbox Firefox on OS X. I know on Linux, you have AppArmor. On Windows, you Sandboxie. Is there something built into OS X that will allow me to Sandbox individual applications?
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How can I get quicklook to ignore network volumes?

How can I modify com.apple.qtkitserver.sb to ignore a certain network volume? For example, I don't want quicklook to build previews of graphic assets that are on a server. When I access a netatalk ...
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Photos not uploading to photo stream or syncing with iCloud

So I have a heavy question that I haven't seen asked on ad, so, or su. Question -- My photos are not uploading from my iPhone nor iPhoto to my photo stream. Why? Background -- When I attempt to ...
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How to isolate an application from the system (fully sandboxed application)?

Is it possible to do something like the concept of sandboxing (like all apps on iOS have its own system software resources) for all existing applications (so - not while designing an own new ...
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What does lsboxd process do on os x?

My firewall asked me for a connection from lsboxd (module com.apple.ls.boxd, ) to one another computer in my network to the port tcp 548. What does it do? I found that it is a part of sandbox ...
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Sandboxing certain OSX apps

I am running multiple modern internet and cloud related services. Is it possible to limit their access to parts of my filesystem? For example Dropbox only needs access to its Dropbox shared folder.
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Console reports “sandboxd deny mach-lookup” … Should I modify system.sb?

I'm getting two errors in the console at the same time TimeMachine is running and taking FOREVER to make any progress. 1/4/13 9:41:38.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(5838) deny mach-lookup com....
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Automatically Save Attachments in Mail.app in 10.8 Mountain Lion

I am trying to automatically save all email sent to one address (let's call it test@example.com) to this folder /Users/luomat/Dropbox/Incoming/e2w/ (where /Users/luomat = $HOME). Here is the rule ...
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Can you override app sandboxing, force app to use working directory?

I'm trying to configure asymptote on my mac, which is a mathematical graphing language for LaTeX. The program is a Unix command line utility. According to the configuring instructions at http://...
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Can Mac App Store purchased apps install Quicklook Plugins?

Since all apps are now sandboxed when purchased from the Mac App Store, what does this mean for the install process? Do you literally downoad the .app bundle, which gets placed into /Applications, and ...
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TextEdit shows dialogs about not having permission to open any files

About once per day, TextEdit starts showing dialogs like this when I try to open any file: The document “test.txt” could not be opened. You don’t have permission. To view or change ...
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Sandbox admin privileges

I just downloaded the iAntivirus app from the Mac App Store. I wanted it to scan my whole hard drive for viruses, so it presented me with an Open dialog box pointing at the root of the hard drive (so ...