Before opening downloaded software for the first time, macOS requests your approval to make sure you aren’t misled into running software you did not expect. This is because macOS includes a technology called Gatekeeper. We have seen this come up for users who updated to the Catalina version. If you download and install apps from the internet or directly from a developer, macOS continues to protect your Mac. This is a great benefit for the end-user. Keeping this in mind, when it comes to installing Simba ODBC Drivers, users can run into an error seen bellow: “SimbaDriverODBC.pkg can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software”.
There is a way to install the Simba Driver, you will just need to modify settings to allow apps from identified developers.
Navigate to “Settings” and select “Security & Privacy”
In the “Security & Privacy” window navigate to the “General” Tab.
Select App Store and Identified developers bellow the heading “Allow apps downloaded from”
Note, if the editing is grayed out as in this photo, click on the lock icon at the bottom left corner of the “Security & Privacy” screen to allow editing.
Click the “Open Anyway” button beside the Simba[Driver]ODBC.pkg which was blocked from installing.
Note if you do not see the Open Anyway button, try running the .pkg one more time
You will now be prompted if you want to open the “Simba[Driver]ODBC.pkg”
Click “Open” and the installer will start and you will be able to move through the steps of installing the Simba ODBC driver.
Note: we are aware that some of our drivers from the website have been signed with a certificate that has expired. We are working on resolving this issue and updating our website drivers. If you encounter an error “The package was signed with a certificate that has expired…” Clicking continue will allow you to install the software.