Instance Method


In an app that has adopted App Sandbox, makes the resource pointed to by a security-scoped URL available to the app.


func startAccessingSecurityScopedResource() -> Bool

Return Value

true if the request to access the resource succeeded; otherwise, false.


When you obtain a security-scoped URL, such as by resolving a security-scoped bookmark, you cannot immediately use the resource it points to. To make the resource available to your app, by way of adding its location to your app’s sandbox, call this method (or its Core Foundation equivalent, the CFURLStartAccessingSecurityScopedResource(_:) function) on the security-scoped URL.

If this method returns true, then you must relinquish access as soon as you finish using the resource. Call the stopAccessingSecurityScopedResource() method to relinquish access. When you call the stopAccessingSecurityScopedResource() method, you immediately lose access to the resource in question.

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func stopAccessingSecurityScopedResource()

In an app that adopts App Sandbox, revokes access to the resource pointed to by a security-scoped URL.


Returns a new URL made by resolving bookmark data.