With macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple has hardened system-level protections against malicious applications. All applications must pass Notarization to be verified as safe, secure, and executable. Any applications that haven’t been notarized will encounter errors on macOS Catalina.
In order to use Local on this version of macOS, follow these steps:
VirtualBox.pkg and choose “Open”. This will bypass notarization checks one-time and allow you to proceed with the VirtualBox update. Note: this does not work for new VirtualBox installations.
Step through the VirtualBox installer and “Move to Trash” when prompted.
Open the Security & Privacy settings and navigate to the “Full Disk Access” section. Ensure that Local is selected.
The next time you open Local, Right-click on
Local and choose “Open”.
To chart a more reliable and powerful path forward, we’ve rebuilt Local’s core architecture and moved away from virtualization in favor of native, system-level software to run WordPress locally.
Local Lightning has been notarized for macOS Catalina.
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