[launchd-dev] launchd & launchctl Aqua session type on OSX Tiger

Grant Erickson gerickson at nuovations.com
Fri Oct 9 07:43:21 PDT 2009

On 10/9/09 7:00 AM, launchd-dev-request at lists.macosforge.org wrote:
> I have a script which I can successfully schedule using on OSX Leopard
> as follows :-
> launchctl load -w -S Aqua com.floehopper.script
> Apparently I need the Aqua session type because the script accesses the
> keychain using the SecKeychainFindGenericPassword function. If I don't
> set the session type to Aqua, I get a errSecInteractionNotAllowed
> "Interaction with the Security Server is not allowed" error (-25308).
> However, I also want to schedule the script on OSX Tiger, but the
> session type -S option is not available for launchctl.
> I've tried calling the SecKeychainSetUserInteractionAllowed function
> with the state parameter set to false, but then I end up with a
> errSecAuthFailed "Authorization/Authentication failed" error (-25293).
> Does anyone have any ideas how I might get this working on OSX Tiger?


I'd recommend you read:


LaunchAgents are, unfortunately, DOA (dead on arrival) in Tiger.



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