Continuing with our exploration of macOS notarization, today we'll explore how to sign and notarize .NET console applications. Along the way, I'll also show you the secret to making universal ("fat") binaries for your application.
With the release of Apple Silicon came new requirements for distributing console applications. If you want to get past Gatekeeper, your console applications will need to be notarized. Today we'll explore how you setup your environment to be able to notarize applications to support signing console applications (including .NET).
Moving to Apple Silicon can introduce challenges if you're using x64-based containers. Sometimes, emulation is the answer. When it's not, we can combine some Docker features with some bash scripting to create an optimized container that works well for both platforms.