Gatekeeper Is On


Gatekeeper helps protect from malicious apps by not allowing install of applications that are not notarized by Apple or are known malware. Gatekeeper is always on unless you disable it through the command interface. Learn more on the Apple Support page.

Why you should enable it

Prevents installation and running of malware and viruses. You've probably disabled this setting if you do testing of indy apps that don't have notarization by Apple. This check reminds you to turn it back on once you're done testing.

Time to fix

<1 minute

How to fix

  • To enable Gatekeeper, open Terminal.
  • Type sudo spctl --master-enable and click enter.
  • To check the status type spctl --status and click enter.
  • The result should be assessments enabled