Why is El Capitan 10.11.6 asking me to accept incoming network connections from iTunes12.5.1?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blackxacto, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502

    blackxacto

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    EVERYTIME I startup iTunes12.5.1, I am asked by El Capitan "Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections?

    I "Allowed" this the first time, why is it reoccurring?

    Is this something w my Little Snitch?
     
  2. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

    blackxacto

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    Have reinstalled OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 tonite. Nothing has changed. I am constantly asked when starting iTunes 12.5.1 to allow iTunes to accept incoming network connections, even though in system pref, the firewall allows iTunes to accept incoming network connections.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 14, 2016 ---
    This evening Apple Support had me download iTunes from the iTunes web site and reinstall iTunes to the latest. Rebooted. Nothing has changed. Apple support said to wait for an update. The prompt is an annoyance but iTunes seems to function 100% otherwise.
     
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    If you are asked by El Capitan, why would you think this is related to Little Snitch?

    Or maybe it is Little Snitch asking? That's the kind of question it would be supposed to ask?
     
  4. autumnsong macrumors member

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    It is likely Little Snitch. You can change the duration of acceptance to forever and it won't ask you again.
     
  5. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is not a Little Snitch problem. I deleted all iTunes rules in Little Snitch. Restarted iTunes. I was immediately asked to allow incoming network connections by two windows. One allowed the temporary or forever OK, the second smaller window is the reoccurring problem, that won't stay OK'd and reoccurs everytime I start iTunes. I don't know where this smaller window is coming from.
     
  6. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

    blackxacto

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    An Apple Senior specialist solved this issue. The solution was to use Terminal to remove iTunes, not just move to trash, then download and reinstall iTunes from the iTunes web site.

    The issue was that my firewall did not recognize the iTunes app as "signed software". I had to use terminal to remove the app completely, then reinstall.

    CAUTION/Use carefully/The terminal command is: sudo rm -rf (drag iTunes app into window)(space)(password)
     

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