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Unity Hub would like to access your Photos

Discussion in 'Unity Hub' started by HonorablePerson, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. HonorablePerson

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    I have received a warning popup stating that Unity Hub would like to access my Photos. Why does it need this access? Please see attachment for more details. Thanks Screen Shot 2019-01-03 at 6.25.16 PM.png
     
  2. APSchmidt

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    Did you check your computer for viruses?

    Do you use packages that need to access your photos?
     
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  3. HonorablePerson

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    No.

    No

    Has anyone else experienced this? Also, apparently Unity Hub has requested access to my Contacts and Camera.
     
  4. Ethan_VisualVocal

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    Yes, I have -- it's requested access to Photos and Microphone for me -- both of which we use in our app being developed in Unity.

    I believe it's because Unity Hub is the Parent Process for the Unity Editor instances running, and so permissions for Photos or Microphone in your project would be tied to Unity Hub:
    upload_2019-1-4_11-28-11.png

    The reason you've never seen this BEFORE, with say, pre-Unity Hub, is because macOS Mojave just recently added these permissions.
     
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  5. HonorablePerson

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    I didn't know there was such a thing as Parent Process. Thanks for the info @Ethan_VisualVocal.
     
  6. Ethan_VisualVocal

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    You bet. It should be added to an FAQ, because its really not obvious.

    @joeksy @Charles_Beauchemin May I suggest a pinned FAQ post?
    Starting content:
    • <Link to Critical Known Issues> (Please?)
    • Bug report guidelines (e.g. what version, what OS, attach logs snippet)
    • Log file locations:
      • Windows: %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\UnityHub\logs
      • Mac: ~/Library/Application support/UnityHub/logs
    • macOS Mojave will prompt you to give Unity Hub various access permissions because it is the parent process of your Unity editor projects that use those permissions.
    • Unity Hub is optional, you can always launch Unity with command-line arguments: https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/CommandLineArguments.html
    • Yes, we plan to add a "Release Notes" button next to each Unity version. (This could be its own pinned topic! lol)
    • etc.
    (Also, the "Hub Preview Documentation" is way out of date.)
     
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  7. Charles_Beauchemin

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    very good idea! we'll do this.
     
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