<grant-uri-permission android:path="string" android:pathPattern="string" android:pathPrefix="string" />
- contained in:
- Specifies the subsets of app data that the parent content provider
has permission to access. Data subsets are indicated by the path part of a
content:URI. The authority part of the URI identifies the content provider. Granting permission is a way of enabling clients of the provider that don't normally have permission to access its data to overcome that restriction on a one-time basis.
If a content provider's
true, permission can be granted for any of the data under the provider's purview. However, if that attribute is
false, permission is granted only to data subsets that are specified by this element. A provider can contain any number of
<grant-uri-permission>elements. Each one can specify only one path, using one of the three possible attributes.
- A path identifying the data subset or subsets that permission can be
granted for. The
pathattribute specifies a complete path. Permission can granted only to the particular data subset identified by that path.
pathPrefixattribute specifies the initial part of a path. Permission can be granted to all data subsets with paths that share that initial part. The
pathPatternattribute specifies a complete path, but one that can contain the following wildcards:
- An asterisk (
*) matches a sequence of zero to many occurrences of the immediately preceding character.
A period followed by an asterisk (
.*) matches any sequence of zero to many characters.
\is used as an escape character when the string is read from XML, before it is parsed as a pattern, you need to double-escape. For example, a literal
*is written as
\\*and a literal
\is written as
- An asterisk (
- introduced in:
- API level 1
- see also:
grantUriPermissionsattribute of the
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Last updated 2023-03-29 UTC.