Apple Notarization

Hendrik Schreiber hs at
Wed Dec 19 06:19:51 UTC 2018

Thanks, Jessica for asking this. I was wondering about the same thing, but unfortunately do not have an answer.


> On Dec 18, 2018, at 21:49, Jessica Leigh <jessica at> wrote:
> I'm investigating the process of getting an application "notarized" for Mac
> OS. This is a process that Apple has introduced with Mac OS 10.14 Mojave,
> and they've indicated that it will be required for developer-signed
> applications in the near future. The process differs from code signing
> (applications are uploaded to Apple, where they're scanned and either
> notarized or rejected). More information is available from Apple:
> Our software is bundled with Java 11, and my attempts to find information
> on notarizing Java applications led me to some Stack Overflow questions
> that suggest there may be problems with JAR files, e.g.,
> , where dynamic libraries inside JARs aren't signed, which causes
> notarization to fail.
> Has any thought been put into preparing/signing Java for the purpose of
> notarization? It seems like Java might not be ready for this yet.
> *Dr. Jessica Leigh*Software Developer

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