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How to open apps from unidentified developer on Mac

You are trying to install or open an app that didn't come from the Mac App Store but you got a message saying App can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. This is how you bypass it.

 
  Author: mat | Version: 10.8 Mountain Lion | 13th January 2013 |  
 
 
1.
 

I tried to install the Serviio media server app that enables you to stream images, music and videos via DLNA to my phone or other DLNA enabled devices.

As I double-clicked the app to open it I got the "Servio can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers."

Click OK.

 
 
2.
 

To bypass the restriction, right-click the file/app you were trying to open and chose Open.

You can also press Ctrl + Click instead of the right click.

 
 
3.
 

You should now get the message saying "App is from an unidentified developer. Are you sure you want to open it?"

If you are sure and trust the source where you got that app, then simply click Open, and the app should start right away.

 
 
 
   
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