"Screen Sharing could not verify the authenticity of xx.xx.xx.xx" <--- how to suppress?

Esteemed Contributor III

Is there a way to suppress these annoying Screen Sharing dialog boxes.

No, Screen Sharing, we don't have FQDN set up for many thousands Macs.




Honored Contributor

My guess is certificates. How are you connecting to the computers? IP or computername.company.com (even without FQDN sometimes that works). I have AD computer certs on all our Macs and I don't get that message when I connect via IP or computername using the Screen Sharing app. I am prompted with a similar message when I SSH to any Macs from within Terminal, though.

New Contributor III

Try looking in ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.ScreenSharing/Data/Library/Application Support/Screen Sharing Hosts for any .plist files. The signatures in these files must not match, that is why you're getting the error.

Is the computer at that IP address different than what was connected to before, or rebuilt, or otherwise modified? Or is the computer an imposter? That's what that message is trying to convey.