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Questions tagged [gatekeeper]

For questions about 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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Bypassing Gatekeeper in macOS Mojave 10.14.5

At least until macOS Mojave 10.14.4, a user could run any application on a Mac, signed or not, by right clicking it in Finder and manually selecting Open. Does this still work for all applications ...
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Is it allowed to be an Apple trusted developer with pure Java

I am developing JavaFX with Spring applications that are shipped with native installers for Windows, Linux and macOS. I am hosting the macOS DMG and pkg installers outside Mac App Store on my web site....
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How to stop gatekeeper always asking for app verification in standard account?

I've recently done a clean install of High Sierra and am struggling with reducing the annoyance of the app verification from gatekeeper. For security I log in as a standard user and have a separate ...
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With AppleScript how can you check if spctl is enabled?

I'm familiar with running the AppleScript command: do shell script "sudo spctl --master-disable" with administrator privileges to allow the ability in Security to select Anywhere but is there a way ...
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Gatekeeper refuses validly signed application

I am trying to publish a signed application, but when downloading it through internet, gatekeeper complains: Furthermore, the help page says that the app has been tampered with: Which is actually ...
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Gatekeeper notification doesn't show location of application

I just received a system notification that an application I downloaded with Homebrew was not allowed to launch. This is fine, but the notification gives me no information about where this app resides. ...
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Where does Gatekeeper/XProtect log to?

Where do GateKeeper and/or its XProtect component log to? I may have to meet a compliance regulation that requires tracking the logs of anti-virus running on my Mac, and wanted to know if there was a ...
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Gatekeeper permission issue

I installed Acronis True Image 2018, but unable to install the drivers due to permission issues. Also I have tried the below Vivek’s MacBook Pro:~ vivek$ sudo xattr -cr /Applications/Acronis\ True\ ...
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OSX 10.13 Allow/remove from blocked system software via Remote Desktop

I am running a Mac mini in a datacenter 5000 km from my location and I am using Remote Desktop to run and manage it. When I installed Google Drive File Stream it stopped working and I got the advice ...
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How can I use software that is not “safe”?

I've been trying to use drawing/painting software like Inkscape and krita but they won't open because the software may not be "safe" for my Mac. Does anybody know how to enable the software so that it ...
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Java applet for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

I was trying to run a Java applet (downloaded) through the jnlp file which came with it. And I see this error always. I looked into the code signing certificate, and its signed from a trusted CA, and ...
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Change accessibility setting on Mac for command line program

I have built a simple command line program with Xcode, and I would like to access the NSEvent.addGlobalMonitorForEvents method. It seems like the program must be trusted for this to work. self....
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Does gatekeeper not check apps stored in /Applications/?

So I am not sure if this is supposed to happen but applications in '/Applications/' do not appear to be checked by Gatekeeper (As I previously asked and self answered about having to 'reset gatekeeper ...
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How do I reset all gatekeeper rules?

So I made a really stupid mistake and while trying to delete a gatekeeper rule from the command line I managed to delete all of them. Command I ran spctl --remove New Output of List Nathaniels-...
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Signed iOS app “can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”

I am a registered iOS developer. I generated an IPA file using a signing identity that qualifies for App Store submission. I sent my client this IPA file but macOS won't open it. It claims that this ...
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Gatekeeper preventing from opening files from Finder (launching apps is fine)

Here's what's happening (in Sierra, 10.12.5) try to launch a non-application file which ISN'T a bundle (e.g. pdf, png -- numbers bundles will be fine) -- by double-clicking, or using open in the ...
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Why is my codesigned app still quarantined by macOS?

I have a .app that is quarantined. But I am super confused - how can my .app be properly codesigned and yet still be quarantined by Apple? I have an app called iTest.app that I downloaded from my ...
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MacOSX Installer signed but Gatekeeper complains

My C++ daemon for MacOSX is being successfully signed with productbuild: productbuild: Wrote product to Installers/app.pkg-unsigned productsign: signing product with identity "3rd Party Mac Developer ...
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My signed .pkg file is not accepted

I'm struggling with signing my installer to keep Gatekeeper happy. When building i sign the .pkg: productsign --sign "3rd Party Mac Developer Installer: GNXXXXXXXXXX (XXXXXXXXXXX)" ...
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Can I open files from unknown “developers” and still forbid applications from unknown developers?

I'm trying to open a .txt file in Sublime Text 3, but macOS won't let me because it says it's from an unknown "developer". I can totally understand this warning when it comes to applications, but I ...
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Open Unidentified .pkg file

So I wanted to download the git command line and when opening the .pkg I got an Un ID'd Developer message. I do not have admin rights and am locked out of the gatekeeper panel. I then tried the ...
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Will Gatekeeper work same in Administrator Account and User Account?

I heard that when using User Account, Mac asks more password and confirmation. But does this also apply to when running/installing new apps first time? What I'd like to know is, will Gatekeeper in ...
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How do I revoke Gatekeeper permission to launch from an unsigned app? [duplicate]

Gatekeeper is a feature of macOS that prevents unsigned applications from being launched. It can be disabled host-wide in System Preferences, or you can keep the protection in place and exempt a ...
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“XXX can't be opened. You should move it to trash.” for flash projector applications on mac os sierra

We are experiencing a problem with flash projector .app executables that we build. When the app is downloaded from the internet on OSX sierra the message "XXX can't be opened. You should move it to ...
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Downloading unsigned applications

Using MacOS Sierra, I have downloaded an unsigned app from a website. When I open it, my security settings prevent me from running the app (it is from an unknown developer), but I can open it from ...
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Invalid code signature preventing kernel extension from loading on macOS Sierra

I have an LTO tape drive with a built-in ATTO Thunderlink SH 1068 that relies on an end-of-life(EOL) ATTO SAS/HBA kernel extension, the ATTO ThunderLink SAS HBA Driver 1.25. Upon upgrading to macOS ...
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How to set (restore) the com.apple.quarantine attribute?

There are questions with good answers that explain how to remove the com.apple.quarantine extended attribute but I was wondering how does one restore / set it back again? I tried this: xattr -w com....
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Installing pgadminIII v1.22.1 on macOS Sierra 10.12

I just got a new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with 10.12 installed and am installing various applications on the machine to get it ready for work. After downloading the pgadmin3-1.22.1....
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Error Relating to AppTranslocation in macOS Sierra

It would appear that Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra is a bit pickier. At any rate, it is causing a small utility I made some years ago to throw a rather annoying error. As I haven't yet had the time to ...
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Why is OSX telling me I can't open a document from an unidentified developer?

I thought this feature was only for apps, not for documents. This is a C# script file, and I've told it to open it with Visual Studio Code. I can open VS Code with no problem, so it doesn't seem to ...
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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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Allow applications downloaded from anywhere in macOS Sierra

In previous versions of the OS in the security pane, you are provided an option of: But in this version there is no option anywhere: Is there a way that I can turn on anywhere? (via Terminal maybe?)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...