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Vuforia asking for useless intrusive permission

January 21, 2020 - 12:04pm #1

Hello everybody,

 

I am making an Android application with Unity 2017.3.0f3 and Vuforia 7.0.36.

 

At startup, the application asks for

- camera permission (that's ok and logic)

- "Pictures, file and media on this device" (I don't understand this one !)

 

After further investigations, I discovered that during the creation of the Android Manifest file, Vuforia (VuforiaWrapper) was adding:

- READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE 

- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

 

That is why the application is asking for the second permission I guess.

 

Hence, why is Vuforia adding those aggresive accesses ?

How to remove that ?

 

 

Vuforia asking for useless intrusive permission

January 22, 2020 - 8:47am #3

Many thanks for the answer.

Is there a way to get rid of this permission ("pictures, files, media") ?

My application simply detects an image and replaces it by another one:

(I am a beginner and I did only follow this basic tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtiUx_szKbI&t=35s)

I don't use any special or "heavy" feature of Vuforia.

Maybe I activated (by mistake) an undesired option in the vuforia configuration that is causing the vuforia "pictures, files, media" request ?

 

Thank you

 

Vuforia asking for useless intrusive permission

January 22, 2020 - 4:08am #2

Hi,

The permission are called to facilitate the good functioning of the feature set. For ex. Read/write external storage is being used for UDT(https://library.vuforia.com/content/vuforia-library/en/articles/Training/User-Defined-Targets-Guide.html). In the newer 8.6 we introduced a new feature called Instant Image Targets that would also require access to write/store on your device pictures.

Hope the above brings some clarity on the requested permissions, if not please let me know your concerns.

Thank you.

Vuforia Engine Support

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