What is the Gatekeeper feature on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and how do I bypass it?

Author admin account on July 30, 2012 | Print | Bookmark

The new Gatekeeper feature on the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has been put in place to help guard against possible malicious software downloaded from the internet. To do this, the software must be signed and verified by Apple in order to be approved by Gatekeeper.

In general, if you are going to install 10.8 over your current OS, you should be fine.

However, please note that if you are going to do a clean install, you may need to bypass 10.8's new Gatekeeper feature during re-installation of the product.

In the event that you need to bypass Gatekeeper to re-install your product(s), you can do so by temporarily disabling it on your system. To do so:

Open System Preferences

Click on "Security"

Choose "Anywhere" from the first tab at the bottom

Run the installation for your product. 

Once complete, we highly recommend re-enable Gatekeeper.


For further help on installing around the Gatekeeper please visit the article on the Native Instruments website here.

For more information on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, please see our knowledge base article here.

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