Gatekeeper is an important security feature in macOS, but Apple made some changes to how it works in macOS Sierra. Here’s how to restore all of Gatekeeper’s options and, if you want to, disable it.
Gatekeeper is an important security feature in OS X that can benefit many users, but for some power users, Gatekeeper is more of a nuisance than it is helpful. Apple does its darnedest to keep Gatekeeper enabled in OS X El Capitan, but here’s the Terminal command you need to keep it disabled for good.
OS X includes a host of security features that aim to keep users safe and secure, but some of these features may be a bit overzealous and end up causing only frustrations and annoyances, especially when it comes to power users. Here’s how you can deal with one of those annoyances: the infamous “are you sure you want to open this file?” warning message.
In response to growing malware and virus concerns in Mac OS X, Apple introduced Gatekeeper, a new security feature, as part of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (and later ported it to OS X 10.7 Lion as of version 10.7.5). Gatekeeper prevents a user from launching applications that are not from the Mac App Store or registered developers. Depending on how you use your Mac and what apps you use, Gatekeeper can be both useful and annoying. Here’s how to…