What Is Rapportd?

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There’s a lot of confusion about the term “Rapportd” and has little to none information related to it on the web. If you are here, you probably want to know why you keep seeing “Do you want the application “Rapportd” to accept incoming network connections” pop up on your Mac. You have come to the right place; in this article, we have defined the term and have answered if you should accept the pop-up or not.

Rapportd on Mac

Rapportd is an Apple network daemon that provides support for the Rapport connectivity framework. It was introduced in macOS Sierra but the dialog box “Do you want the application “Rapportd” to accept incoming network connections” started popping up on macOS High Sierra. Some people still see this dialog box, including those who have macOS Big Sur

According to some sources, Rapportd is related to Apple’s HomeKit, a software framework that lets users control smart-home appliances using Apple devices. 

Relation to IBM Trusteer Software

Some people believe “Rapportd” is related to IBM’s software. But in most cases, it’s not true. IBM has Trusteer Rapport, a program module used to protect users from financial malware and phishing attacks; Apple’s rapportd has nothing to do with it.

Should You Give Permission to Rapportd?

In most cases, it’s safe to accept and give permission to the application. You can also verify which rapportd it is by entering ps aux | grep rapportd command in terminal (you can also search this command in DirectX Swift).

After entering the command, if you see any of the path addresses mentioned below, you are dealing with Apple’s rapportd, and it’s safe to accept it. 

address as /usr/libexec/rapportd





Or if you see any of the path mentioned below, it’s IBM’s app that we mentioned earlier in this article. 



Message from Norton Security

Some people who use Norton Security have reported repeated security messages about access to rapportd. It’s an old issue, and sadly it has never been addressed properly by Norton. Even after selecting ‘always do this action,’ it does not remember it and keeps showing the popup occasionally. In some cases resetting Norton settings to factory settings may fix the problem, or you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the application. 

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