[Interest] notarizing builds for Mac - enabling hardened runtime

coroberti . coroberti at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 19:14:31 CEST 2019

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 8:56 PM Adam Light <aclight at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 12:13 AM Kai Köhne <Kai.Koehne at qt.io> wrote:
>> I understand that the "hardened runtime" enabling happens at codesign
>> time,
>> so this should arguably be a feature of macdeployqt. It's not there yet
>> though,
>> at least according to https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-71291 .  If
>> you're
>> right that this will become mandatory for macOS 10.15, it arguably get a
>> higher
>> priority; feel free to comment, including a link to the source of this
>> statement.
>> For the time being, it seems you've to execute the codesign call yourself.
> Notarization is a requirement for macOS 10.15 (Catalina, currently in
> beta). See https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=06032019i for an official
> source of this requirement. In one of the WWDC 2019  talks about security
> and code signing/notarization, they mentioned that this was true for
> applications built (or maybe it's signed) after some date in early June.
> For example, Qt 4.9.2, released June 26, 2019, will not run on Catalina
> beta 3 without knowing how to work around the notarization requirement.
> Note also that notarization is separate from hardened runtime. An
> application built with the 10.14 SDK or later must enable hardened runtime
> in order for it to be possible to notarize the application, but it is
> possible to notarize applications built with previous SDK versions for
> which hardened runtime did not exist.
> See my comment at
> https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-73398?focusedCommentId=468111&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3Acomment-tabpanel#comment-468111 for
> some links that are particularly helpful in describing all of the
> complexities involved in notarization and hardened runtime.
> Adam
Could you please provide more details about notarization without runtime
hardening by using SDK 10.13?
Specifically, which Xcode version was used and at which Mac OS?

Kind regards,
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