After almost three months of testing by developers and users of the public betas program, the Cupertino kids released the final version of macOS Mojave last year. It’s an operating system that is not compatible with the same equipment as the previous version. That is only compatible with equipment manufactured after 2012.
For three years, Apple does not allow natively install third-party applications. Because of its eagerness to improve the security of its desktop operating system. And it, thus, forces the users to make use of the Mac App Store. Apple has done that by eliminating that option of the Security and Privacy options. Fortunately, through a simple Terminal command, we can show that option again.
With the launch of macOS Sierra, Apple only allowed us to install applications available in the Mac App Store or authorized developers. The option Any site had disappeared. If you want to be able to install any application outside the Mac App Store and that has not been created by authorized developers, we must proceed as follows.
Steps to install third-party applications in macOS Mojave
- First we must access Terminal. It can be done through the Launcher. Or by pressing the Command + Space key. And write in the Terminal search box.
- Next, we must enter the following code: sudo spctl -master-disable
- To take into account: Before mastering, there are two hyphens (-), not one. Next, we write the password of our team.
- Next, we must restart the Finder. So that the changes take effect, through the Killall Finder command.
- Next, we go to System Preferences.
- Click on Security and Privacy.
- Finally within the option Allow applications downloaded from, a new option must appear Any site. It’s the option that we must select to be able to install third-party applications downloads from the Internet. Even if the developer is not authorized by Apple as reliable.
If the option Any site does not appear, you just have to perform a test by installing an application that you previously could not. At that moment, macOS will ask us if we want to install it. It would give us the option to do it (an option that did not appear before). Or, on the contrary, cancel the installation.