Listen: Apple will soon require all macOS apps to be notarized
"Nervous. When I when I read this in the apple developer, documentation, Microsoft's moving this way to actually curious Christina. What you think of this? I think every operating system looks at a mobile operating systems, especially IOS and says, you know, I o s is more secure because apple requires developers to to have a a signature, and they vet the apps, Microsoft released windows, s same idea you gotta get store. I know that apple has gatekeeper on MAC OS. And now the latest thing which scared some people, and maybe it depends. How you read this Mike apple says before? For ten point fourteen point five the next version of MAC OS if you wanted distribute software on MAC OS yourself has to be notarized in order to run in a future version of MAC, OS notaries ation will be required by default for all software. Everley confuses me. I heard about this, and I read through it because I've got a couple of scripts that I wrote that are going to be broken. But I don't understand. So code signing two for security. But right now if you download an app on MAC OS, and it's not signed. But. It's more like, Android or Android. You could checkup. Yeah. You have to clicking. I agree to install this. Anyway. Yes. So interest rates me. A way to lock out anybody who has not gotten the digital layer of which is not very, by the way, you have to have a developer ide-, you have to you know, there's a lot of like what is this all I mean, why make the change? I guess is the thing that I don't quite understand. Well, there's not really there's also issues if you're like you have your own scripts if you're doing development at home, and you write a program for yourself, can you run it? So there there've been I've seen a lot of commentary on this in the question is what is apple mean apple has yet to explain that? When they say notaries ation will be required by default for all software that mean that the end you must mean that the end user that that's the default, but the end user can override it must mean, otherwise, you couldn't write your own programs. Yeah. I believe that's what I mean. That's how I'm reading it is that is that it's going to be by default the same way that gatekeeper is by default. It's going to say that apps have to be notarized. And I assume that the reason they're doing this is that what has happened number of times is that there will be software that assigned by developer certificates. And then is something happens to it is it's you know, bypass in some way. And so they wanna have that one extra level of protection to ensure that that's happening. If you're writing your own scripts and whatnot. And if you do have, you know, a developer ide-, there is a way that you can kind of build this into your workflow, and and have the notation process part of it. And like I pay for a developer count in part just to do stuff like that. And also because I like to get the early access builds things. It's not prohibitively now. But it's also not one of those things that every single person who creates a few custom apple script things should have to do. You know, if they don't wanna get alerted all the time. Like, there's a there's kind of a ridiculous process there. It would be nice if they had a way to get notarized without having to be part of the develop program. You know, like if it was that would be free that was separate. That's like, okay. If you want to distribute in apps store, you have to pay. But if you're not distributed in the app store will still give you a developer account. We can notarize your stuff by consult notarize. To have a developer ide-"