Open or close server ports
Open server ports for remote access
By default, the Mac OS X firewall does not permit incoming connections. However, in many cases, it is necessary to allow some incoming connections for your application(s) to function correctly.
To open ports for access from other hosts, follow these steps:
- Launch the “System Preferences” panel.
- Click the “Security & Privacy” icon followed by the “Firewall” tab.
- If the firewall is on, click the lock to make changes. Enter administrator credentials when prompted.
Click the “Turn Off Firewall” button.
NOTE: This will open all ports on your system for public access and could create a security risk. You should ensure that you have additional restrictions in place to ensure access from only trusted IP addresses or IP ranges.
Click the lock to save your changes and prevent them from being reset.
You should now be able to access the Bitnami application from other hosts at http://localhost/.
Close server ports and deny remote access
In some cases, it is necessary to close ports for your application(s) to increase security. To close all ports and deny remote access, follow these steps: