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Code42 for EnterpriseSee product plans and features
CrashPlan for Small Business 

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This article applies to version 4.

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CrashPlan app 3.6.3 prompts for firewall exception

Who is this article for?

Code42 for EnterpriseSee product plans and features
CrashPlan for Small Business 

CrashPlan for Small Business, yes.

Code42 for Enterprise, yes.

Link: Product plans and features.

This article applies to version 4.

Overview

Following the upgrade of the CrashPlan app from version 3.5.3 to 3.6.3, installations of the CrashPlan app on Mac OS X with a firewall enabled may prompt the user to allow incoming network connections from "CrashPlanService".

Click allow to let CrashPlan communicate with CrashPlan Central and any computers you are using as a destination.

Affects

CrashPlan app version 3.6.3 on Mac OS X with firewall enabled

Recommended solution

When prompted, click Allow. This lets CrashPlan communicate with CrashPlan Central and any computers you are using as a destination.

Allow network connections

Alternative solution

If you initially clicked Deny when prompted, use the following steps to update your settings:

  1. Open the System Preferences for your Mac
  2. Go to Security & Privacy > Firewall
  3. If necessary, unlock your settings with your password to make changes to your settings
  4. Click Firewall OptionsSecurity
  5. When prompted whether or not to allow incoming network connections for "CrashPlanService", select Allow