How to allow installation of an app from an unidentified developer on Mac

How to allow installation of an app from an unidentified developer on Mac
How to allow installation of an app from an unidentified developer on Mac
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Some software that you will want to install on your Mac may not be approved by Apple. The operating system versions mark most programs as "from an unidentified developer" and then you have to follow a few steps in order to install them. You can carry out the procedure for each new installation or directly deactivate this security parameter.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Authorize an installation

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Step 1. Download the software you want to install

If your computer asks if you really want to download, confirm your choice. However, you must be sure of the source of the program before performing this step.

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Step 2. Open the program file

When you click on the installation file, a window will open with the following error message: "This app is from an unidentified developer".

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Step 3. Click OK

This action will close the window.

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Step 4. Open the menu

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Click on the Apple icon at the top left of your screen. A drop-down menu will then appear.

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Step 5. Go to System Preferences

This line is near the top of the menu.

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Step 6. Click Security & Privacy

This category is on the first line of the preferences menu.

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Step 7. Click on the padlock symbol

It is located at the bottom left of the window.

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Step 8. Enter your password

You must then click Unlock in order to be able to change your system preferences.

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Step 9. Click Open Anyway

This option is next to your file name.

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Step 10. Click Open

You can then complete the installation.

Method 2 of 2: Allow all installations

Install Software from Unsigned Developers on a Mac Step 11

Step 1. Open Spotlight

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Click on the magnifying glass symbol at the top right of your screen. In order to allow all installations, you must first change a default setting in your operating system.

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Step 2. Type terminal

Then click on

Macterminal

Terminal. This line should appear directly below the Spotlight search bar.

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Step 3. Type

sudo spctl --master-disable

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In Terminal, enter this command and press Enter. It restores the installation options.

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Step 4. Enter your password

This is the password that allows you to log on to your computer. This step will restore the option you need to change in the Security & Privacy menu.

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Step 5. Open the Apple menu

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Click on the Apple logo at the top left of the screen. A drop-down menu will then appear.

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Step 6. Click System Preferences

This line is near the top of the menu.

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Step 7. Go to Security and Privacy

This category is on the first line.

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Step 8. Click on the padlock icon

It is located at the bottom left of the window.

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Step 9. Enter your password

Then click on Unlock. You should now be allowed to change the settings.

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Step 10. Now check the Anywhere box

It is located below the “Allow downloaded applications from” line near the bottom of the window.

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Step 11. Click Allow From Anywhere

This choice will allow you to directly install software from unidentified developers, without having to authorize them individually.

  • If you don't install unauthorized apps for 30 days, you will have to redo this entire process.
  • Click the padlock icon if you want to lock out changes to settings.
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Step 12. There you go, it's over

You should now be able to install the program as you normally would.

Advice

  • Some applications are authorized by Apple, but their number is limited.
  • If you can't open a download, open Downloads in your Finder. Then right click on the software and click on To open. Then type your password.

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