macOS Notarization Notice

Nov 16, 2022 by aescripts

Apple introduced new security features in its macOS 10.15 'Catalina' operating system and applies to all the following versions including 'Big Sur', 'Monterey', 'Ventura' and above.  This requires new code signing and notarization of all apps and installers.

If you are getting a "Bad CPU type in executable" or "Can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software" or any other similar errors, please follow this checklist:

  1. Check to make sure the tool has been updated to work with macOS Catalina and above. You can do this by checking the "VERSION HISTORY" tab on the product page.
  2. If it has been updated, then make sure you are using the latest version of the tool, please do this by either using the aescripts + aeplugins manager app or manually in the 'My Downloads & Licenses' section in your user account. 
  3. If you are using the latest version and are still getting an error please open a support ticket so that the developer can update their tool. Make sure to select the product you are having an issue with from the product dropdown. If you are having issues with more than one product please open a separate ticket for each product as they each go to their respective developers.