Opening an application from an unidentified developer (Mac)

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You may receive a message that an install " can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer." By default, the Mac OS only allows for installation of applications that come from 'verified sources.'  If you received software from Michigan Tech, such as the Multidrive app or HuskyPrint, it is safe to allow through.

If you would like to allow the application to install, you can open your System Preferences to confirm your intent to open or install the app. Please visit Safely open apps on your Mac for instructions from Apple support for your Mac OS and other options.

  1. Open System Settings.
  2. Click Privacy & Security, scroll down, and click the Open Anyway button to confirm your intent to open or install the app.
  3. The warning prompt reappears and, if you're absolutely sure that you want to open the app anyway, you can click Open. 

Please note that older versions of MacOS would have the Open Anyway in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General tab.

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