Gatekeeper, a security feature in Mountain Lion that only allows certain applications to be opened. The default setting is to allow only Mac App Store and trusted developer applications

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Can Gatekeeper be disabled via terminal in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

How can you disable Gatekeeper via Terminal Commands in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion? I am looking to replicate the Security & Privacy preference pane selection to allow applications downloaded from ...
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Eclipse 4.2 on Mountain Lion: gatekeeper rejects as unidentified developer?

Just updated the mountain lion, and download the latest Eclipse 4.2 to upgrade the old one. However when opening the application, it shows that it is from an unidentified developer and the gatekeeper ...
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Why do I have repeated “Are you sure you want to open it?” messages when launching applications?

My Security settings are set to "Mac App Store and identified developers". I'm still getting this problem though I've allowed the app to run more than once as an Administrator. Specific apps that are ...
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GateKeeper allows me to install anything, no checks are done

I can download applications from custom websites, and run them, even when my gatekeeper settings are at "AppStore Only". This is my application -- it's not even signed. What could be the reason for ...
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How can I “Open an app from an unidentified developer” without using the GUI?

Basically, I used the native Safari.app web browser to download a third party application and I want to run / open it from the comfort of my bash shell / Terminal.app CLI; despite the following error ...
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How can I view the signer of a bundle?

I have a .bundle that is digitally signed. I can verify this by opening the bundle by selecting "Show Package Contents" and indeed there is a _CodeSignature directory underneath the bundle. However, ...
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How to change Security Policy for a non-app program (ssh)?

GateKeeper seems to have started blocking aspects of ssh... Can I edit the System Policy database (/var/db/SystemPolicy) to allow ssh to run properly? This started happening (a few days) after I ...
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Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
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Gatekeeper not blocking apps?

On Mountain Lion, I've got Gatekeeper enabled and set to allow Mac App Store apps only. Now: if I download any app from the internet (and I'm talking about apps I've never run before) it just runs, ...
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OS X 10.8, unsigned application: reset open confirmation

When I try to open an unsigned application by double clicking it in OS X 10.8's Finder, it rejects it. When I right-click the application and select Open, it shows a confirmation dialog. When ...
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Remotely manage Gatekeeper

I've been searching high and low for some service that will do this. Looking for something that can be installed on multiple machines, that has a nice dashboard that can tell me at the very least ...
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Signing a Mac App

I'm working on getting a Mac app signed. It won't be available in the app store. I've executed the codesign executable properly, I believe, but I still get the Gatekeeper warning. Simple question: ...
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How can I ensure only “whitelisted” applications run on OS X

There is a security technique called whitelisting (available in Windows 7) that ensures that only specific applications and processes will run. This is different from email whitelisting and only ...
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Gatekeeper dialog on El Capitan is missing… localized strings?

I really have no idea what to make of this, but on one of the machines I've upgraded to El Capitan, all of the gatekeeper dialogs display without localized strings: This displays after launching ...
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Do I need to renew my Mac Developer Program enrolment to continue signing OSX apps?

A company I know has an Apple developer account and was enrolled on the Mac Developer Program in order to be able to sign apps (not for the Mac App Store, but for Gatekeeper validation purposes). ...
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Mac/PC: How to change the developer of an Apple Disk Image?

I am trying to use a GD-0912-U Intuos Graphics Tablet in OS X El Capitan‎ at a public hackerspace. They will let me install any programs on the iMac, barring that Gatekeeper believes it is from a ...
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“SQLDeveloper.app” can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed [duplicate]

I am looking to install SQL developer I downloaded the .app file. When I try and open it I get “SQLDeveloper.app” can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed.
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How to disable Gatekeeper alerts on opening text files synced with Dropbox?

I use WriteRoom to create and edit text files on the Mac (10.8.2). I keep these files in my DropBox (v1.6.14) folder so that they're synced to the cloud and can be edited on my iOS devices and other ...
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Can I use Open Office on my new MacBook Air?

I just downloaded Open Office to my Mac Book Air and installed it. When I tried to open it a message came up saying it's developed by an unidentified source and my computer settings only allow ...
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How does data get “imported” into ML's new features?

I'm a little concerned about upgrading to Mountain Lion right now because I'm not sure how some of the data I have on my machine will get shoehorned into Mountain Lion's new apps and features. Does "...
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“bad interpreter: Operation not permitted” Error on El Capitan

My team is writing a Mac OS application that needs to call a shell script in an external directory. The application works fine on Yosemite (10.10.3). However, if I run it on El Capitan (10.11.2), ...
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How do I share Processing apps with an expired signature?

I made an application with Processing that I exported to a .app file. It works just fine on my computer. When I download my app from the Internet and try to open it, I get the following message: ...
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Using a third-party certificate authority for a non-App Store-distributed application

I am new to the concept of signing apps developed for the Mac. I'm curious about the use of non-Apple-issued certificates. I see software on my Mac HD that uses certificates from VeriSign and ...
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How to prevent TextEdit from commandline to cause Developer Unknown warning?

Is there any way (other than disabling Gatekeeper through preferences) to allow TextEdit to open my shell-script from a command-line? I'm more than ok with a dialog warning me, but the current dialog ...
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Automator quarantine Gatekeeper workaround?

I am using my Developer certificate to sign Automator Apps via the Export dialogue, however when distributing these apps (outside the Mac App store) via email, Gatekeeper still flags my apps as a from ...
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Does disabling Gatekeeper also disable code signing signature check?

If I disable Gatekeeper on ML (I mean I allow apps from anywhere) is code signing disabled too or the Mac App Store will continue checking if apps are unmodified preventing from upgrading them if they ...
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Gatekeeper won't let LibreOffice open .csv files

I recently installed LibreOffice Vanilla (LOV) from the Mac App Store. I want it to be the default app for opening .csv files. First, I tried to open a .csv file using the "Open With" dialog. LOV ...
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How to make an app as default opener for particular file extension

I am making an app in python named cipherc on mac osx 10.9 This app opens a file type of extension “.secure” Now, in local system, for already present .secure file, its default file opener is some ...
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Any way to “right-click->open” application using application launcher or AppleScript?

I'm an avid launch service (Quicksilver/Launchbar) user, and have been frequently stymied by Gatekeeper… The default "Open" actions behave like double-clicking an application package, which is ...
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CLI Solution - Stripping File Attributes - LSOpenURLsWithRole()

I am getting this error when trying to execute an unsigned application that was downloaded via the native web-browser; Safari.app. LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810.. There used to be a ...
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Signed but still can't open

A colleague of mine signed an application we're working on. Trying to open it from finder, I get an error message “‹Name›” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer (or the ...
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Allow Apps won't unlock in Security & Privacy - El Capitan

I am attempting to use an unsigned app. However, the options are grayed out under "Allow apps downloaded from". I did click the lock to unlock it, but still grayed out. I am an admin on my machine. ...
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How does ad-hoc codesigning work and where is it described?

I recently downloaded a game from an online store to run on my macbook, and the re-distributors decided to replace one of the icons in the application with their own without resigning the package. ...
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Package installs fail as Gatekeeper seems broken

For some reason Gatekeeper in OS X seems to be broken. Every time I try to install software I get: the package was signed with a certificate that has expired. However, when looking at the ...
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Gatekeeper Configuration Data 14.0

I recently received Gatekeeper Configuration Data 14.0 installed automatically without any notice on my MBP, it's not shown on the normal "Software Update" list. But can be found via Apple > About ...