The name “Rapportd” is quite ambiguous, and the web contains very little information about it. If you’ve come to this page, you presumably want to know why your Mac keeps asking you if you want the program “Rapport” to accept incoming network connections. You’ve found the proper site because we defined the word and addressed the question of whether you should accept the pop-up or not.
Accorded to Mac
The Rapport connection architecture is supported by Rapport, an Apple network daemon. The dialogue box asking “Do you wish the program “Rapport” to accept incoming network connections” first appeared in macOS Sierra, however it started appearing in macOS High Sierra. Some folks, even those who use macOS Big Sur, continue to see this popup window.
Some reports claim that HomeKit, an Apple software framework that enables users to operate smart home equipment via Apple devices, and Rapportd are connected.
Associated with IBM Trusteed Software
Some individuals think that “Rapportd” has something to do with IBM’s software. But this isn’t usually the case. Apple’s rapport has nothing to do with IBM’s Trusteer Rapport, a software module that defends users against phishing and financial malware.
Should You Give Rapportd Permission?
It’s generally safe to accept and grant the application authorization. By doing the command ps aux | grep rapportd in the terminal, you may also determine which rapportd it is (you can also search this command in DirectX Swift).
You know you’re working with Apple’s rapportd and may accept it if you see any of the path addresses listed below after running the command.
in the form of /usr/libexec/rapportd
You may also use the IBM app we discussed before in this post if you find any of the paths specified below.
The Norton Security message
Some Norton Security users have reported receiving frequent security alerts regarding access to rapportd. Unfortunately, Norton has never truly addressed this long-standing problem. It does not remember your choice to “always take this action” and will periodically display the popup again. You can try uninstalling and reinstalling the software to see if it solves the issue in certain circumstances, or you can reset Norton to its factory default settings.