[IGN-177] Can't open designer launcher Mac OS X Big Sur 11.6

I have just installed Maker 8.1.10 on my Raspberry Pi 4 (64 bit OS), with an exposed IP of

After kicking off the system from the Pi I accessed the GW from my Mac and it all seemed good. I went through the installation and licensing process of the GW without any issue.

I then downloaded and installed the designer launcher from the GW as per the standard instructions. However when I went to run the designer launcher I received this dialog box.

Screen Shot 2021-10-14 at 8.28.09 AM

I’ve only ever previously accessed my Ignition test systems from my Windows boxes, so I don’t know how to get around this on my Mac. So what is the solution?

Try a right-click > Open

Argghhh …right-click > open brings up this dialog box:

Screen Shot 2021-10-14 at 8.40.28 AM

But selecting “open” did launch the designer launcher

And once I did that I could just open the designer launcher from the applications folder without any issue.

I don’t know why this is still an open issue for us and hasn’t been prioritized by the team that owns the launchers :confused:

Your main customer base doesn’t use Macs for design (or at all)? :thinking:

But now explain to me why when I opened up a project that my firewall reported the Chromium browser wanting to connect to ??? :thinking:

I don’t know, something to do with multicast discovery on the Mac maybe?