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What processes should I allow in Mac's Firewall for Parallels Desktop?

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Parallels Desktop requires access to the following URLs:

  1. Parallels - HTTP and HTTPS connections to the and URLs
  2. Parallels – HTTP and HTTPS connections to the and URLs
Both processes are required to perform product update and product key activation.

Thus, it might be necessary to enable access in Firewall to the following services:

Macintosh HD/Library/Parallels/Parallels
Macintosh HD/Applications/Parallels

Please note that name 'Macintosh HD' may vary.

Note: Parallels Desktop preferences checkbox “check for updates” disables all queries for the product updates,  but does not affect product key activation verification. Therefore you may see periodic Parallels Dispatcher service accesses to the URL.

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