Bug #6305

DevsOnly: sign mac version to avoid firewall dialog pop up again and again

Added by jiaz over 8 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:09/11/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:030 - Version > 2.xxx



The Application Firewall (on OS X v10.5.1 and later) allows you to control connections on a per-application basis, rather than a per-port basis.

If you run an unsigned application not in the Application Firewall list, you will be presented with a dialog with options to Allow or Deny connections for the application. If you choose Allow, Mac OS X v10.6 will sign the application and automatically add it to the Application Firewall list. If you choose Deny, Mac OS X v10.6 will sign the application, automatically add it to the Application Firewall list and deny the connection.

Some applications check their own integrity when they are run without using code signing. If the Application Firewall recognizes such an application it will not sign it, but then it will re-present the dialog every time the application is run. This may be avoided by upgrading to a version of the application which is signed by its developer.
from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1810

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Related to Feature #8935: Grouping: MAC OS Problems New 07/10/2013

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