6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2015 7:58 PM by rodg60
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I can't restate the exact error but it essentially stated that it wouldn't invoke an app because it's from an unknown source.  In fact, this is something that is an option in the secure section of our system preferences: "Allow application downloaded from: Mac App Store and Identified developers (that is what it is set at right now.)

Like a lot of Mac uesrs, I use OpenOffice.  I was utilzing version 3.4.0 and decided to upgrade to 3.4.1.  This is where the issue happened.  I attemped to upgrade and after upgrading, it wouldn't let me load the app because it said that the app was from an unidentified developer,etc.  You can force it by chainging the setting in the system preferences to allow for everything but it does warn you that this will just make your security riskier.  Why would it not recognize the latest version of openoffice 3.4.1 as being an unknown developer???  What should I do about it?  Currently, I have left the security setting as it was and the only way I can start the latest open office is by control clicking the icon.  Thanks.

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Silver95280 on Oct 3, 2012 7:45 PM Solved

here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290


"Identified Developer" means a developer that has registered with Apple. The OpenOffice developer has not registered hence they are "unknown".


Either you can bug the OpenOffice developers to register, continue Control-Clicking like you're doing now, or turn Gatekeeper off.