Allowing unsigned/un-notarized applications/plugins in Mac OS
Mac OSX Gatekeeper protects its users from installing untrusted software. Since Venn Audio products are not verified by Apple at this time, here’s a short guide to getting them working.
Depending on your settings, you may see a message, “the developer cannot be verified”. If you receive this message, try to follow these steps:
- Go into System Preferences → Security and Privacy.
- On the first tab, when an unsigned application is blocked from loading, there is an ‘Open anyway’ box which appears there.
- Click it!
Catalina ramps up the security requirements and not only requires the developers to be verified, but the software to be notarized (scanned for malware). It also has a more complicated process for allow unverified software.
The following are instructions adapted from the good people at LoudMax.
- Open Terminal.
- Disable Gatekeeper: type in
sudo spctl --master-disable
- Enter your password when prompted. (You must be an admin user on the computer.)
- Go to System Preferences → Security and Privacy → General → Allow apps downloaded from.
- Select ‘Anywhere’.
- Install and run your Venn Audio plugin. (You may need to restart the computer before.)
- Re-enable Gatekeeper:
sudo spctl --master-enable
- Again, enter your password if prompted.
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