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"Do you want "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections?"

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iTunes asks me this question every time it starts and I have to authorize with Admin name/password. Why is it doing that and how can I stop it?

 

(BTW, other apps "downloaded from the internet" also ask if I want to open them every time.)

 

Thanks in advance!

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iTunes asks me this question every time it starts and I have to authorize with Admin name/password. Why is it doing that and how can I stop it?

 

(BTW, other apps "downloaded from the internet" also ask if I want to open them every time.)

 

Thanks in advance!

 

I think this happens when you change the default firewall settings. You should be able to add iTunes to the firewall settings so it doesn't ask you this everytime.

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Thanks for the quick reply!

 

iTunes is in the "allowed" list already, however. I also just quit iTunes to check if it went away in the Firewall settings, but it's still there and still asked me to allow when I restarted iTunes.

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Thanks for the quick reply!

 

iTunes is in the "allowed" list already, however. I also just quit iTunes to check if it went away in the Firewall settings, but it's still there and still asked me to allow when I restarted iTunes.

 

What setting is your firewall on? I'm assuming it's on "Set access for specific services and applicatons." I saw the same problem with iPhoto whenever I connected my camera and was using this setting. I finally gave up and set the firewall back to "Allow all incoming connections."

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Another thing: do you have a network monitoring app installed, like little snitch?

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@RailRider - Hmm, I'll try that.

 

@Graham - I used to have it but never reinstalled after Leopard.

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I had this issue (with another app, not iTunes, but same problem... wanted me to authenticate and allow it to receive connections the first time I launched the app after a reboot. Once I'd authorized it, I could quit it and re-start it without re-authorizing; but, as soon as I rebooted the Mac, it wanted authorization again. It was as if the firewall setting didn't survive the reboot.)

 

It finally stopped after I:

1. Reboot my Mac.

2. Logged in to my admin account (not my usual daily non-admin working account.)

3. Explicitly added the app to the list as allowed in the Security/Firewall prefs.

4. Rebooted the Mac.

 

It doesn't ask me any more. I think it was because of the above, post hoc ergo propter hoc.

 

Of course, that assumes you want iTunes (or whatever app) to accept incomming connections. I believe it uses them for Music Sharing. If you don't want to let iTunes to accept incomming connections, you might try turning off Sharing in iTunes' preferences.

Edited by car1son

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Ahhh! Well, I don't care about Sharing, so I'll just shut that off! Thanks!

Edited by Robin

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