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Indesign plugins with Mac OS Catalina

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Apr 27, 2020

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Hello, we develop a plugin for Indesign, after upgrading to Catalina, while opening Indesign 2019  it says the developer of the plugin can't be verified.  The same message even with CC 2020 as well. What are my options to make my plugin work with  Indesign on Catalina ?.

The below article says Indesign plugins need not be code signed or notarised by Apple, why my plugin is still not working.   https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/kb/indesign-plugin-notarization.html.

We don't have any installer, our plugin is just a .Indesignplugin file.

 

 

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Indesign plugins with Mac OS Catalina

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Hello, we develop a plugin for Indesign, after upgrading to Catalina, while opening Indesign 2019  it says the developer of the plugin can't be verified.  The same message even with CC 2020 as well. What are my options to make my plugin work with  Indesign on Catalina ?.

The below article says Indesign plugins need not be code signed or notarised by Apple, why my plugin is still not working.   https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/kb/indesign-plugin-notarization.html.

We don't have any installer, our plugin is just a .Indesignplugin file.

 

 

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Notarization is needed for anything downloaded including plugins. Locally built plugins, used on the same computer, are ok. The article you linked to does not say you can ignore this rule (but I can see why a superficial reading might make you think so). As a Mac developer you must now Notarize. Plugins can be notarized, but not stapled. 

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NB I do not develop InDesign plugins, but I went through all this with Acrobat plugins. 

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How do you transfer your plug-in?

Examine the resulting folder / bundle using the xattr command. Recursively, of course.

There should be no "com.apple.quarantine" ...

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Its just single file with the extension  .Indesignplugin , we send it by email to the users or they download it from internal SharePoint or box folder.

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If you use webmail it will certainly need notarizing. If you use a shared folder, maybe not. But it isn't a single file, it's a bundle (presented as a single file by Finder). This makes it difficult to email or share outside a DMG.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundle_(macOS)

… a bundle is a file directory with a defined structure and file extension, allowing related files to be grouped together as a conceptually single item.

 

Right-click on that .InDesignPlugin in Finder, than "Show Package Contents" to see what I mean.

Also please have a look at the man page of xattr, and just give it a try.

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