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'Not Authorized to send Apple Events to Fetch' (3 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by tcpms
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from tcpms
  • tcpms Member

    In Apple OS Mojave, I have an app that launches an Applescript that runs Fetch to transfer data to a web-site.

    When the script is run from the script editor, the script executes normally.

    When the script is launched from the app, the following message occurs:
    "Not authorized to send Apple events to Fetch'

    How do I authorize the app to send Apple events to Fetch?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    macOS 10.14 Mojave restricts applications from sending Apple Events to other applications. You should consult Apple's developer documentation for details.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • tcpms Member

    Since this app successfully launched fetch on another mojave machine, I surmised there must be a setting somewhere to control this

    I found the solution in system preferences/security & privacy/privacy/automation.

    The app was listed with fetch and finder underneath it. On the machine that worked, fetch was checked. On the other machine, fetch was not. Once fetch was checked the app successfully launched the script that ran fetch.

    Posted 5 years ago #


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