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How to extract signing certificates from macOS binary files

Code signing is a macOS security technology that you use to certify that an app was created by you. Once an app is signed, the system can detect any change to the app—whether the change is introduced accidentally or by malicious code. As Apple Developer site says ( click here for more details on code signing) :

code signing allows the operating system to: Ensure that a piece of code has not been altered since it was signed. The system can detect even the smallest change, whether it was intentional (by a malicious attacker, for example) or accidental (as when a file gets corrupted). When a code signature is intact, the system can be sure the code is as the signer intended. Identify code as coming from a specific source (a developer or signer). The code signature includes cryptographic information that unambiguously points to a particular author. Determine whether code is trustworthy for a specific purpose. Among other things, a developer can use a code signature to state that an updated ve…