Re: Upcoming MacOS 14.5 with software “notarization” requirements

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Apr 10 12:22:42 EDT 2019


There's no review, it's an automated process that adds a security key to 
the files. It sounds a lot like the RSA public/private keys I added to my 
current project to verify that the files hadn't been tampered with. That's 
definitely a security thing. Gatekeeper will be updated to check that the 
keys match.


If you plan to distribute in the App Store, the security keys must be in 
place before the app is submitted for normal review. If you will be 
distributing privately, users with newer versions of OSX may not be able to 
launch the app if is not secured. If you already have apps in the App Store 
they won't be affected.


While I'm not happy with the general direction Apple is taking with OSX, 
their main PR lately has been how much more secure the OS is compared to 
most others. They've been caught recently with a few bad submissions their 
review missed, which may have triggered this new change.


I'm not happy with this because the submission process was already bad 
enough, but I don't think it's some secret plan to take over all our software.
--
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On April 10, 2019 6:15:45 AM Paul Dupuis via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> From the first link to the Apple developer site:
>
> "Important
>
> Beginning in macOS 10.14.5, all new or updated kernel extensions and all
> software from developers new to distributing with Developer ID must be
> notarized in order to run. In a future version of macOS, notarization
> will be required by default for all software."
>
> It seems that this is the next step in the inevitable move by Apple to
> require all macOS applications to be sold through the Apple Store where
> they will take their desired 30% cut from your revenue. Notarization is
> the step that say all apps must go through Apple (automated) review. It
> is being sold under the guise of "security" and "trust", after all, who
> can argue with those. Notarized apps can still be sold and distributed
> as you like, but the next step after that (with OSX 10.15 or later) will
> surely be the move to unify OSX apps under sole Apple distributorship
> like iOS apps.
>
> Oh Joy!
>
>
> On 4/9/2019 10:27 PM, Tariel Gogoberidze via use-livecode wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> It seems that as of  MacOS 14.5 all new and updated apps  would not run 
>> without been “notarized” by Apple.
>>
>> https://developer.apple.com/documentation/security/notarizing_your_app_before_distribution 
>> <https://developer.apple.com/documentation/security/notarizing_your_app_before_distribution>
>>
>> https://www.cultofmac.com/618378/apple-will-soon-require-all-macos-apps-to-be-notarized/ 
>> <https://www.cultofmac.com/618378/apple-will-soon-require-all-macos-apps-to-be-notarized/>
>>
>> Anybody on the list who “notarized” their Mac OS app or who knows what it 
>> takes  ?
>>
>> regards
>> Tariel
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