LucidLink on Apple M1 chip

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This article describes briefly the steps to install the latest version of LucidFS and allow it in Security Preferences on macOS Big Sur. More information on managing system extensions on Apple M1 machines can be found here:

If you have devices enrolled in MDM you can authorize remote management of kernel extensions automatically and change the security policy to allow LucidFS (Team ID "3T5GSNBU6W" Bundle ID  "com.lucidlink.lucidfs.filesystems.lucidfs"). Below are the steps for manual change of the Security settings.


1. Switch your Apple system in Recovery mode.

You need to switch your system in Recovery mode. More information can be found here:


From a completely shut down system press and hold the power button until you see “Loading startup options” (approx. 10 seconds). Click Options, then click Continue.

When requested, enter the password for an administrator account. Then click "Next"


2. Click Utilities in the Menu Bar and Select Startup Security Utility.


3. Select Security Policy under Startup Security Utility.



4. Select Reduced Security.

Select Reduced Security and "Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers" and click OK and restart your system.




5. Install LucidLink Application and update System Preferences.


If you have installed before you may not get the prompt to update the system preferences.


Go to Security & Privacy and allow apps downloaded from App Store and identified developers.






6. Restart the system





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