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securityd(1)              BSD General Commands Manual             securityd(1)


NAME

     securityd -- Security context daemon for Authorization and cryptographic
     operations


SYNOPSIS

     securityd


DESCRIPTION

     securityd maintains security contexts and arbitrates cryptographic opera-
     tions and Security Authorizations. Access to keychain items is routed
     through securityd to enforce access controls and to keep private keys out
     of user process address space.  Authorization calls also communicate with
     securityd to enforce rules contained in the /etc/authorization database.
     All user interaction with securityd is mediated through the Security
     Agent.

     This command is not intended to be invoked directly.


HISTORY

     securityd was first introduced in Mac OS X version 10.0 (Cheetah) as the
     "Security Server" and was renamed in 10.4 (Tiger).


AUTHORS

     Perry The Cynic

Darwin                        September 17, 2009                        Darwin

Mac OS X 10.6 - Generated Thu Sep 17 20:09:07 CDT 2009
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