Symbian Capabilities

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Symbian Capabilities


The platform security model of Symbian requires applications (including Qt applications) to have certain "capabilities" before they are allowed to use sensitive functionality.

S60 Capabilities

Basic capabilities - approved by the end user

  • LocalServices
  • UserEnvironment
  • NetworkServices
  • ReadUserData
  • WriteUserData
  • Location (from S60 3rd FP2)*

Applications that require only basic capabilities can be distributed with a self-signed certificate.

Extended capabilities

Applications using these capabilities require approval by Symbian Signed.

Open signed online

  • SwEvent
  • SurroundingsDD
  • ProtServ
  • PowerMgmt
  • ReadDeviceData
  • WriteDeviceData
  • TrustedUI
  • Location (before S60 3rd FP2)*

Certified Signed

  • NetworkControl
  • MultimediaDD
  • CommDD
  • DiskAdmin

Manufacturer-approved capabilities

  • AllFiles
  • DRM
  • TCB

Adding Capabilities to Project

To extend capabilities edit .pro file of the project and specify the capabilities at TARGET.CAPABILITY.

Example: Adding location capabilities to a Qt application for Symbian

symbian:TARGET.CAPABILITY += Location

See Also