Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#21780 new defect

macOS Sierra Finder complains that 'tor' isn't signed

Reported by: teor Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: brade, mcs Actual Points:
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I have a macOS user with permissions set to allow apps downloaded from 'App Store and identified developers'.

This user is also a 'Parental Controls' account, which means each executable is checked separately on open.

When I open Tor Browser, I get a message saying that tor (which on macOS is a shell script) is not signed. This seems to go away after the app is approved via parental controls.

(There might not be anything we can do to fix this issue.)

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by mcs

Cc: brade mcs added

I am not able to reproduce this problem. I do not understand everything about code signing on OSX, but if there is a problem shouldn't an error be shown for non-parental control users the first time the app is opened?

To try to reproduce, I enabled Parental Controls for a non-admin account and tried to run Tor Browser there from /Applications. Do I need to change any of the parental control settings? (I just used the defaults.)

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