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I have enabled an option on my mac to ask for permission every time I open an network application, But I can't seem to find out how to turn it off.

Where would I disable the below dialog?


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migrated from Feb 17 '13 at 20:49

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Would you like to disable the firewall entirely, or just whitelist that one app? – bmike Feb 17 '13 at 23:12

As the dialog explains, you can turn off the firewall in the Security preferences pane (or Security & Privacy, on newer versions of OS X).

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