Solvedaws vault Not working in Mac OS Catalina

When upgrading to Mac OS Catalina the following error appears as a pop up when using aws-vault

“aws-vault-darwin-amd64” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information.

  ~ uname -a
Darwin MacBook-Pro.local 19.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 19.0.0: Wed Sep 25 20:18:50 PDT 2019; root:xnu-6153.11.26~2/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
➜  ~ sw_vers
ProductName:    Mac OS X
ProductVersion: 10.15
BuildVersion:   19A583
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✔️Accepted Answer

Hey folks, I'm looking to get the binaries notorized

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I've installed aws-vault on a fresh installed mac os catalina and it works.
You only have to open it once via the finder:

  • open it in the finder with right-click
  • choose 'open' again.

Catalina requires all apps that are signed with developer IDs to be 'notarized' by Apple.

You can get round this by removing the quarantine Extended Attribute on the file:

xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /path/to/aws-vault-darwin-amd64

It's working for me with this command:

xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /usr/local/Caskroom/aws-vault/4.6.4/aws-vault-darwin-amd64

NOTE: This bypasses Apple's security precautions which exist to stop maliciously altered software from running.

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