I'm developing a desktop app, so it's unsigned. When launched first time, it fails with access denied. I used to be able to click Open Anyway in the Security Preferences, but now that button is gone. How to allow unsigned apps to run on Monterey?

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    As far as I'm aware, same as ever - right click > open
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 19 at 17:44

2 Answers 2


I think:

Go to the executable, right-click, and then choose Open.

Open Anyway and fiddling with the settings has been gone for a while now.


I fixed this by removing the quarantine attribute on the executable:

xattr -d com.apple.quarantine ~/myapp

Right-click, Open wasn't an option for me, because I'm running the command from Terminal (via make).

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