So November 1st code signing is being turned off?
No, code signing is not being turned off. Neither is notarization.
What happens on November 1st is that Apple’s notarization service will stop accepting uploads from the old
altool utility, forcing users to use the new
It would be nice if the title of this post were edited - now it is straight click-baiting
Agreed, and done…
Thanks for clarifying. I knew they moved to new commands in the terminal. However, I didn’t know if they were moving again to some new loops to jump through and a whole new name for the process.
Here is the tech note from Apple: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/technotes/tn3147-
notarytool is included with Xcode 13 but will run on OSes as old as 10.15. If your build machine is still running an older version of Xcode, install Xcode 13+ on a new machine and then copy notarytool on to the older machine.
The notarytool is a way better tool for this. If you add the --wait flag it will block until the notarization has finished, so no more periodic polling of the status and therefore much easier to automate. It also seems to be a lot faster in general. I have some fairly big plugin installers, up to about 500MB, and it’s notably faster to notarize them now.