Last Revision:
Version 1.5, 2013-09-17
Set SKIP_INSTALL on the helper tool target so that the app archives properly (r. 14843533).
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Build Requirements:
Xcode 4.6 or later
Runtime Requirements:
OS X v10.6 or later

SMJobBless demonstrates how to securely install a helper tool that performs a privileged operation and how to associate the tool with an application that invokes it.

SMJobBless uses ServiceManagement.framework that was introduced in Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.

As of Snow Leopard, this is the preferred method of managing privilege escalation on Mac OS X and should be used instead of earlier approaches such as BetterAuthorizationSample or directly calling AuthorizationExecuteWithPrivileges.