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We had a pretty definitive answer last WWDC during the session on notarizing. https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/702/

Developer ID signing will eventually be replaced with notarized Developer ID signing, on some suitably long roadmap that can be assumed to first involve a change in new app signing, then developer warnings of impending change of default on new OS version, that new OS version having user visible warnings, finally having the old developer id signatures ignored (making apps behave as unsigned, requiring the same right-click opening/exempting as today)

For those who are looking for my entry into the pool - the OS changeover for user-visible warnings will be this time next year, with it made obvious (at WWDC 2020) that the September 2020 macOS major release will make the final change to ignore old non-notarized signatures.




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