Disable Mac OS X Gatekeeper

Ocassionally, there is a need to install an app created by a developer that is not identified by the security policy in place on the Firm’s MacBook.

Here is the short procedure I identified it works for me:

  1. in terminal type: sudo spctl --master-disable
  2. verify with: spctl --status
  3. open the application and quit it
  4. in terminal, type: sudo spctl --master-enable
  5. verify the status: spctl --status
  6. verify that the policy is restored via: System Prefrerences … -> Security and Privacy  -> General