Property List Key

NSFileProviderDomainUsageDescription

A message that tells the user why the app needs access to files managed by a file provider.

Details

Name
Privacy - Access to a File Provider Domain Usage Description
Type
string

Discussion

The user implicitly grants your app access to a file managed by a file provider when selecting the file in an Open or Save panel, dragging it onto your app, or opening it in Finder. Your app can access that file right away and any time in the future. In addition, if your app creates a new file managed by a file provider, the app can access that file without user consent.

The first time your app tries to access a file managed by a file provider without implied user consent, the system prompts the user for permission. Add the NSFileProviderDomainUsageDescription key to your app’s Information Property List file to provide a string for the prompt that explains why your app needs access. The usage description is optional, but highly recommended.

After the user chooses whether to grant access, the system remembers the user’s choice. To reset permissions, use the tccutil command line utility with your app’s bundle ID:

$ tccutil reset FileProviderDomain <bundleID>

See Also

Foundation

property list key NSAppTransportSecurity

A description of changes made to the default security for HTTP connections.

Name: App Transport Security Settings
property list key NSAppleScriptEnabled

A Boolean value indicating whether AppleScript is enabled.

Name: Scriptable
property list key NSExtension

The properties of an app extension.

property list key NSHighResolutionCapable

A Boolean value indicating whether the Cocoa app supports high-resolution displays.

Name: High Resolution Capable
property list key NSHumanReadableCopyright

A human-readable copyright notice for the bundle.

Name: Copyright (human-readable)
property list key NSJavaRoot

The root directory for the app’s Java class files.

Name: Java root directory
property list key NSMainNibFile

The name of an app’s main user interface file.

Name: Main nib file base name
property list key NSMainStoryboardFile

The name of an app's storyboard resource file.

Name: Main storyboard file base name
property list key NSPrincipalClass

The name of the bundle’s main executable class.

Name: Principal class
property list key NSSupportsAutomaticGraphicsSwitching

A Boolean value indicating whether an OpenGL app may utilize the integrated GPU.

Name: Supports Automatic Graphics Switching
property list key NSSupportsPurgeableLocalStorage

A Boolean value indicating whether the app continues working if the system purges the local storage.

property list key NSDesktopFolderUsageDescription

A message that tells the user why the app needs access to the user’s Desktop folder.

Name: Privacy - Desktop Folder Usage Description
property list key NSDocumentsFolderUsageDescription

A message that tells the user why the app needs access to the user’s Documents folder.

Name: Privacy - Documents Folder Usage Description
property list key NSDownloadsFolderUsageDescription

A message that tells the user why the app needs access to the user’s Downloads folder.

Name: Privacy - Downloads Folder Usage Description
property list key NSNetworkVolumesUsageDescription

A message that tells the user why the app needs access to files on a network volume.

Name: Privacy - Network Volumes Usage Description
property list key NSRemovableVolumesUsageDescription

A message that tells the user why the app needs access to files on a removable volume.

Name: Privacy - Removable Volumes Usage Description
property list key NSFileProviderPresenceUsageDescription

A message that tells the user why the app needs to be informed when other apps access files that it manages.

Name: Privacy - File Provider Presence Usage Description