Apple on Wednesday seeded the release candidate of macOS Ventura 13.2 to developers for testing. The new RC comes nearly one week after the second beta release.
The RC build of macOS Ventura 13.2 can be downloaded by developers through the Apple Developer Center and once the correct profile is installed, succeeding betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.
The software includes support for physical Security Keys for adding an additional layer of protection to an Apple ID.
The feature, which supports FIDO Certified security keys and will be introduced to the public in 2023, will provide users with the option to add a third-party security key to their account, which will be required for authentication when logging into a new device or otherwise accessing an Apple ID.
The Security Key replaces the verification codes that are currently sent to Apple devices when logging into another device. Apple says that physical security keys provide strong protection against phishing and unauthorized account access.
Apple’s full release notes on the update as follows.
This update introduces Security Keys for Apple ID, and includes other enhancements and bug fixes for your Mac.
– Security Keys for Apple ID allow users to strengthen the security of their account by requiring a physical security key to sign in
– Fixes an issue in Freeform where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or your finger may not appear on shared boards
– Fixes an issue where VoiceOver may stop offering audio feedback while you are typing
Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
macOS Ventura is compatible with the following Mac models:
- iMac 2017 and later
- Mac Pro 2019 and later
- iMac Pro 2017
- Mac mini 2018 and later
- MacBook Air 2018 and later
- MacBook 2017 and later
- MacBook Pro 2017 and later
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver Mac, instead only installing betas on devices set aside for testing purposes.