FREEDOME installation displays a message about an unidentified
developer with macOS Catalina developer beta
The forthcoming macOS 10.15 Catalina has been released as a developer
beta version to the Apple beta testers and developers. It has a new feature
which checks that the applications are from notarized, identified developers
when they're installed. If the developer can't be identified, a warning message
about an unidentified developer will be displayed to the user. This feature is
still under development and may not always work as expected.
If you try to install the current version of FREEDOME on the beta
version of Catalina by clicking the installer, you may see the following
warning message and the installation of FREEDOME fails:
"Freedome.pkg" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.
If you click the FREEDOME installer with Control key pressed (or
right-click the FREEDOME installer) and select
Open, you may see the following warning message:
"Freedome.pkg" is from an unidentified developer. Are you sure you want to open it?
If you now select
Open, FREEDOME will be installed and will function
This also affects the automatic updates of FREEDOME. When FREEDOME
downloads a new version from the update channel, updating will currently fail
"Update cannot be installed" error message.
F-Secure is working on this with Apple so that FREEDOME would be
notarized and identified by macOS 10.15 Catalina as soon as possible.
Note: The beta versions of the operating systems aren't officially
supported by F-Secure.