I found out googling around that while the option to manually allow apps from anywhere to be opened directly was removed : https://www.techjunkie.com/gatekeeper-macos-sierra/

you could still use a terminal command to make the same thing happen :

sudo spctl --master-disable

yet I ran it, then rebooted and tried running the app again, and I still got the same message preventing me from opening the app and forcing me to open it from the "Security&Privacy" menu in settings.

In a context of multiple back to back tests of my app on a fresh reinstall of mac & also new accounts, I cannot put up with it anymore I'd like to be able to do something to the mac when I use one of it's accounts for the first time (or better yet something GLOBAL that applies to ALL accounts) and not have to think about it anymore.

as per demand :

command$ csrutil status
System Integrity Protection status: enabled.

command$ sw_vers
ProductName:    Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.14.5
BuildVersion:   18F132
  • What's the OS version and build per sw_vers and csrutil status when you restart after running spctl from the internet recovery / recovery HD?
    – bmike
    Jun 27, 2019 at 15:42
  • You do know you can open the app without going to Security & Privacy, right? You can just control+click the app and choose "Open".
    – TJ Luoma
    Jun 28, 2019 at 6:00
  • @bmike sorry I don't understand how to get that info, could you run me through it? I added the output for csrutil status but apparently you only want it's output after another command has been run plus reboot? but sv_vers is not a recognised command and spctl is missing args. I added the mojave tag. it's mac 10.14.5
    – tatsu
    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:50
  • @TJLuoma yeah I do. like I said the goal here is to attain minimum hassle. these two extra actions plus keystrokes, times the number of times I'd have to do it per day is not a solution for me.
    – tatsu
    Jun 28, 2019 at 8:52
  • @bmikeam I supposed to do this : ss64.com/osx/csrutil.html (the examples section) ?
    – tatsu
    Jun 28, 2019 at 9:01


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