Disable Gatekeeper to Allow Applications from Anywhere in macOS Sierra
Recently I had to wipe my macOS clean, and therefore lost all my customisations.
Therefore, when I needed to install an application from a colleague, I got the usual permission issues.
I needed the
Anywhere option to appear in my
Security & Privacy screen. For that to happen, I had to disable Gatekeeper entirely, so I opened a
Terminal session and used the following command:
$ sudo spctl --master-disable
I was able to check the change was successfully performed by checking the status flag:
$ spctl --status assessments disabled
As can be seen in the screenshot below,
, my full control over which apps are allowed is now back in my hands.
If you ever need to turn Gatekeeper back on, it's as easy as executing:
$ sudo spctl --master-enable