The short answer to this question is: yes. You may need to configure your system, however, so everything works properly.
First, do you already have Covenant Eyes on your machine? If so, see the first set of directions. If you are doing a fresh install of Covenant Eyes on a Mac with Mountain Lion, see the second set of directions.
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1. If Covenant Eyes is already installed and you are upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion…
This scenario works fine as long as you are running the latest version of Covenant Eyes for MacOS. If you are, there is no need to uninstall Covenant Eyes before beginning your upgrade.
If you don’t have the latest version, simply upgrade Covenant Eyes before upgrading to Mountain Lion.
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2. If you are doing a fresh install of Covenant Eyes on Mountain Lion…
This is only slightly trickier.
In the new version of MacOS, Apple has rolled out a feature called Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper is designed to help users protect themselves from accidentally installing malware. It does this by limiting what sort of apps can be installed on the machine. There are three settings:
- Download from the App Store only.
- Download from the App Store and identified developers only (this is the default setting for Mountain Lion).
- Download from anywhere.
When you launch our installer, the system will show you the following dialog:
To enable our installer to execute, you have two options:
Option #1: Allow an individual app (i.e. Covenant Eyes) to execute.
Run our app by right clicking (or control-clicking) on the Covenant Eyes Install icon and select ‘Open.’
The system will ask you to confirm that you want to open our installer. Click ‘Open.’
You’ll receive a notification that the Installer must quit and reopen. Click ‘OK’ and the install will proceed normally from here.
Option #2: Adjust your Gatekeeper setting to allow apps from anywhere.
Open System Preferences on your Mac and click the Security & Privacy Icon.
If the lock icon in the lower left is locked, click it to unlock it. You may need to type the Administrator password for your Mac to do this. Once the lock is unlocked, click the button marked “Anywhere.”
The system will warn you that by enabling “Anywhere” you are making your Mac less secure and suggest the option described above to allow an individual application to run. To proceed, click “Allow From Anywhere.”