Monday, February 25, 2013
Mac Security-Running selected external applications
Mac Mountain lion has a new security feature(actually lot of features) which prevents running apps downloaded outside of Mac app store. If you try to run those apps you will get a warning something like this. For example, I have downloaded SQL Developer from Oracle.
When ever this happens everyone will Google it and look for a solution to disable this feature. I did the same thing but stumbled upon a new way of running those apps without changing the default security setting. Thanks to http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/new-security-features-in-os-x-mountain-lion/ You just need to hold "Control" key, right click on the app and select "Open. This time you will get a slightly different warning. Select Open and you need to enter Admin credentials to make it effective. That's it. Now you can open SQL Developer and it won't bother you again with that security message.