Leopard Firewall Application Signing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jbruce2112, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. jbruce2112 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2006
    Forgive me if this has been answered/discussed but I couldn't find it through a forum search -

    Running 10.5.2, I use the "Set Access for specific applications" setting in the firewall panel. Even though an application is already added and set for allowing connections, leopard still asks me. It even does this with Safari and iTunes sometimes (and not just after an update). This presents a problem when running a full-screen app (such as a game) that requires my input for the "allow/deny connection" dialog.

    Reading Apple's documentation, it seems that the firewall should only do this when something as far as the app's "code signature" has been changed. I'm not sure why I constantly have to authenticate this.

    Now, to my question! Is there a way around this? Some hard-code fix? What i've ended up doing (when I play Warcraft 3 and need to have the port open), is simply turn the firewall off - but I'd like to find a way around that. Thanks!
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I get that error every time I send a file via iChat (Apple's own app!) and every time I log into an FTP site with CyberDuck.

    I do think it's a code-signing issue, but I don't know a solution--I just keep clicking Deny (quicker than Allow and seems harmless) and waiting for 10.5.3 with fingers crossed!

    (I see that a bug about that with CyberDuck was closed as being a problem on the user's system.)

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