One of the last of Catalina’s promised features, hardening and notarization become fully mandatory for all new apps from today.
App translocation, signature checks, XProtect and more explained, with key messages from the log to help you diagnose problems.
Using Little Snitch, this becomes unresolvable, as the app can’t complete first run checks, and every time you try, it’s translocated to a different folder, causing Little Snitch to block it again.
What’s the point of impressive Finder illusions when users can’t rely on your explanation of how to erase a disk? Apple’s problems of 2019 considered.
Checking signatures, notarization, and 64-bit code on different items like apps, command tools, and Installer packages just got much simpler.
Even basic store facilities like restrooms contact details of who to contact when there’s a problem. Not so with Apple’s Notary Service. It just gives you spurious errors instead.
How to check whether any Installer package or app has valid certificates, using this new version of Taccy.
Validating signatures isn’t straightforward. GUI apps are limited, and command tools confusing and prone to user error.
Do you use third-party command tools? Are you using or planning to use Catalina? This explains how 10.15 changes first run checks on those tools, and their effect on all users.
Added support for this new security database in new versions of SilentKnight, LockRattler and silnite.