Firewall preferences not saving?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by polbit, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. polbit macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2002
    South Carolina
    I have a strange issues since installing Lion (and running iTunes 5 beta). whenever I start iTunes, it keeps asking whether to allow or deny external connection. It never remembers the setting like it is supposed to.

    The strange part is that if I turn the firewall off, reboot, then turn it back on and start iTunes, it will ask the question, then save it - I can see iTunes listed under firewall settings, with Allow Connections. However that entry seems to disappear after few iTunes runs, then iTunes starts asking the question again, and nothing is shown for iTunes in the firewall entries...

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. DagazaGZ macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2010
  3. kenny113 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    It's actually an issue with the signing of the iTunes app. For reasons I haven't pinpointed yet, this happens sometimes. Delete the iTunes app from your Applications folder (only delete the iTunes app, not your iTunes library or anything else), download the full install of iTunes from, and reinstall. The application should be properly signed now and the issue should be resolved.
  4. shankara7 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Had the exact problem when I purchased my iMac a few months ago.
    Called tech support and they had me reinstall Lion, this did fix the problem.

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