One of the first things i do after installing my OS is turn off gatekeeper with the master-disable switch, and then change preferences to allow anywhere.
I would rather be very careful of what i install and run myself, then have to jump through the hoops the OS throws at me, even though i am pretty sure it’s really not a good practise.
Well actually Apple does two different verification checks. One for software being signed with gatekeeper and other more simple one - for everything that is downloaded from internet it is put in quarantine anyway - no matter signed or not.
So with no-quarantine or the xattr command above we are just avoiding the unnecessary quarantine of perfectly valid software.
I wouldn’t suggest to switch off gatekeeper- it is there for a reason - to keep you safe. And that is a must with all those viruses and ransomware these days.
Thanks for the extra info, and yeah, even though i disable gatekeeper i still get tripped up by CodeSign issues from time to time, so Apple is certainly getting more and more secure.
I certainly know I should not turn it off, it is there for a reason other than to bug us i suppose. Maybe i will try it again in Monterey and see if its as painful as i remember it being in Catalina