Connection failed while logging into Mac App Store -- Anyone?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lyew, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. lyew macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Just a few minutes ago I tried to download OS X Lion through Mac App Store. It prompts me for my Apple ID and password, but after having done this countless times, restarting Mac App Store, updating Snow Leopard, I still keep getting this Connection Failed message. Is anyone experiencing this too? Or is it just me?
     
  2. Jurko macrumors newbie

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    Jul 25, 2011
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    I'm having the exactly same problem. I managed to find a couple of "solutions" that worked for some people, but none of them is working for me. This is a serious mindbender for me.
     
  3. Audiofile macrumors newbie

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    Dec 26, 2007
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    Same problem with the App Store here.

    I also can download from the iTunes Store. Can't view my account either.
     
  4. Jurko macrumors newbie

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    Guys, I've solved the problem. And it's actually pretty simple.

    I've tried couple of things when dealing with this issue. None of them seemed to work. Good thing is that I now know why.

    I've dealt with these questions and conducted mainly the following:
    1. Do you have any cracked apps installed that have been recognized previously by Mac App Store? (e.g. FaceTime)?
    • I've downloaded "MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.7" and extracted the "AppStore.app" from this bundle with Pacifist.
    • Before that, I've deleted Mac App Store with AppZapper by simple deletion.
    • I've also deleted "com.apple.appstore" from Library/Preferences.
    • Some people at Apple Discussion Forums solved this by repairing permissions of some "Public 3 Class" certificates within KeyChain Access.

    My solution was: "Repairing Little Snitch rule to Mac App Store app" as it was set to "Deny" to any outgoing connections.
     
  5. Audiofile macrumors newbie

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    Dec 26, 2007
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    I waited an hour and everything started to work again.
     

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