AOSX-13-000710 - The macOS system must allow only applications that have a valid digital signature to run - EnableAssessment


Gatekeeper settings must be configured correctly to only allow the system to run applications signed with a valid Apple Developer ID code. Administrator users will still have the option to override these settings on a per-app basis. Gatekeeper is a security feature that ensures that applications must be digitally signed by an Apple-issued certificate in order to run. Digital signatures allow the macOS host to verify that the application has not been modified by a malicious third party.


This setting is enforced using the 'Security and Privacy Policy' configuration profile.

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References: 800-53|CM-5(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001749, Rule-ID|SV-214884r648720_rule, STIG-ID|AOSX-13-000710, STIG-Legacy|SV-96361, STIG-Legacy|V-81647, Vuln-ID|V-214884

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