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I'm trying to use Alfred with a corporate macbook laptop, they don't allow me to disable the gatekeeper and because Alfred apps is not signed by apple i'm facing some difficulty to use it, for example I can not open Alfred preference nor Alfred Text Service (I have to do several steps to use them in every reboot!)


Any suggestion?



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You don’t need to disable Gatekeeper to run unsigned apps. You need only right click the app and pick “Open”. That is only required once. Perhaps corporate also found a way to disable that, but I doubt it.


Either way, Alfred is indeed validly signed. Perhaps the “Alfred Text Service” in particular isn’t, and if not, I bet there’s a good reason for it (that @Andrew is the one with the knowledge to answer).


Did you download Alfred from the official website?

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Alfred and all components are specifically signed, so you shouldn't be seeing this error message. I can verify the signature of Alfred Text Service as follows:

preppeller$ codesign -dvvv /Applications/Alfred\ 3.app/Contents/Services/Alfred\ Text\ Service.app/
Executable=/Applications/Alfred 3.app/Contents/Services/Alfred Text Service.app/Contents/MacOS/Alfred Text Service
Format=app bundle with Mach-O thin (x86_64)
CodeDirectory v=20200 size=650 flags=0x0(none) hashes=14+3 location=embedded
Hash type=sha256 size=32
CandidateCDHash sha1=6224fff19b9ff7add59a3fbc15500bcf04d972a3
CandidateCDHash sha256=5719840a48fc57f0586aabc5d378c2ff9a323aee
Hash choices=sha1,sha256
Signature size=8936
Authority=Developer ID Application: Running with Crayons Ltd (XZZXE9SED4)
Authority=Developer ID Certification Authority
Authority=Apple Root CA
Timestamp=21 Jul 2017, 14:24:54
Info.plist entries=24
Sealed Resources version=2 rules=13 files=2
Internal requirements count=1 size=204

As with @vitor, did you download this from our website? Perhaps try downloading the dmg and installing again?


Also, have you installed anything which may have broken Apple's Root CA?




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