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How to staple Apple notarization tickets (without using 'xcrun stapler')

Recently (as of 2023-11-01) Apple has changed their notarization process. I took the opportunity to drop Apple's own tools for this process (notarytool) and switch to a Python-based solution using ...
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Notarisation on macOS Sonoma

Is notarisation required to execute code on macOS Sonoma. Note, I'm not speaking about code sign, where the binary is signed with any key (which is acceptable prior to Sonoma) but rather notarisation, ...
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Mac OS “sandbox” on Mac OS

I need to test some signing/notarization issues with Gatekeeper and I need a completely “new” and “fresh” system for that so that I can test the app like a completely new user. Is there an easier way ...
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Disable notarization checks for SSH sessions

With macOS 10.15 and later, before an executable runs for the first time, macOS will query an Apple server. This can be a significant hindrance with some development tasks: I'm dealing with a test ...
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The malicious software warning when running an app - whitelist multiple files simultaneously?

I'm on macOS Monterey and am running an application which depends on binaries for Postgres. So when I first start up the program, I get the "can't be opened b/c Apple cannot check it for ...
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Confusion about syntax for notarizing an app using xcrun altool

I'm trying to obtain notarization for an app I developed outside Xcode but instead wrote using python and pyinstaller and that I wish to share outside the app store. I have a Developer's license, but ...
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macOS Big Sur - unnotarized 3rd party quick look plugin?

After updating to macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, a 3rd party epub quicklook plugin stopped working: I've already forgotten how I installed the plugin (from Homebrew cask or downloaded from the web, but ...
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Does trustd leak information about users' software usage to Apple and/or third parties?

When discussing a recent outage of Apple's OCSP server, people on various Twitter accounts (in the threads following this tweet) and "fefe's blog" claimed that the way trustd works on macOS ...
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Disable gatekeeper notarisation check without disabling SIP

I am running into this issue where MacOS does security checks on new executables over the network. This introduces a significant delay when first running a new executable. It's very annoying when ...
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What's special about /Applications on macOS Catalina?

I'm building a macOS binary to accompany a Chrome extension using the Chrome Native Messaging API. When the binary (unsigned, unnotarized) is in my Downloads folder, Chrome is not able to launch it. ...
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Is it possible to list running processes that are not signed or notarized?

This would be interesting in general but also helpful in diagnosing the frequent appearance of MacOS error: -67062 in the Console. Edit: in response to comments, the question is more specifically ...
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Im trying to use xcrun altool to get my app notarised, what is --asc-provider parameter?

I'm trying to notarise my app from apple using xcrun altool, the documentation shows the following : xcrun altool --notarize-app --primary-bundle-id "com.example.ote.zip" --username "...
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Cryptographic Integrity and Authentication Validation of Homebrew Installer?

Is there a way to install homebrew on MacOS such that anything downloaded from the Internet is cryptographically validated for integrity and authenticated to the actual publisher? Unfortunately, the ...
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Is a paid Apple Developer account required for notarizing macOS apps?

In macOS Catalina Apple has started requiring macOS apps to be notarized, otherwise users will be told "macOS cannot verify this app is free from malware" and prompted to move the app to the trash. ...
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Notarize an application without installer

I have an application which is distributed without an installer. Just a .zip is given to the users which contains the .app structure of the application. The application is signed with a valid ...
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Executing bundled shell command in a hardened runtime application

I have written a Java application which I want to distribute in form of a macOS application bundle. The application needs to execute a command line application which is also part of the bundle. The ...
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Notarizing App Distributed Out of App Store

I don't have an Apple Developer ID and I have an installer and app, neither signed nor notarized. Apple now blocks the App in Catalina and even the Open option won't work. Rather than I seek ...
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What is the exact behavior of Catalina verifying app?

By 'verifying' I mean either an explicit popup of 'Verifying' or app launch stuck with XProtectService comsuming CPU in background What I know An app on local drive with com.apple.quarantine xattr ...
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How can I install a non-notarized application that is not in the App Store and not from a verified developer?

Is there a possibility to install software that was not "notarized" for macOS Catalina? I have an application that worked on macOS Mojave but cannot be installed anymore on macOS Catalina. I think the ...
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Apple notarization and 10.14.5

We distribute an app for Mac OS outside of the Mac App store. We have an apple account that we have used to generated signing certificates. We heard about the new notarization requirements. We have ...
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Enabling "Hardened Runtime" from outside of XCode

This question is prompted by the new Notarization requirements that Apple will enforce for Mac Apps distributed outside of the Mac App Store targeting Mojave (in the near future.) I maintain a suite ...
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How will Apple's Notarization impact programs written in Python?

Apple has announced that all programs in the next release of its operating system must be notarized. Beginning in macOS 10.14.5, all new or updated kernel extensions and all software from ...
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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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