Mac and iOS developer Jeff Johnson confirmed that the operating system was having problems connecting to Apple’s servers, and that blocking it by editing the hosts file can solve the problem.The problem seems to be resolved now, but due to TechCrunch Point out that when people update to Big Sur, the server may be overloaded and suddenly filled with requests to reauthorize older applications.
We have contacted Apple to see if there are details of the exact incident, but no response has been received yet. On the developer̵
Starting from the macOS Catalina update, Apple explained how the technology works on the support page that supports Gatekeeper:
“If you download and install applications from the Internet or directly from the developer, macOS will continue to protect your Mac. When you install Mac applications, plug-ins, and installer packages from outside the App Store, macOS will check the developer ID signature to Verify that the software is from an identified developer and has not been changed. By default, macOS Catalina also requires notarized software, so you can be sure that the software running on your Mac does not contain known malware. Open the download for the first time Before the software, macOS requires your approval to ensure that you are not misled into unexpected software.”
It seems that when the application is launched, Gatekeeper cannot check its validity via the Internet because the Apple server is overwhelmed. So, uh, let us all hang there! You see, Apple!
-Panic (@panic) November 12, 2020