What is the AuthenticationSe process?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by twir, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. twir macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed today that whenever I run a Macromedia Studio application a process entitled "AuthenticationSe" is started.

    This process quits shortly after I close the Macromedia application, and it doesn't seem to start when I open other applications.

    Interestingly enough, the owner of the AuthenticationSe process is always root--admittedly I'm a little disturbed by this considering that it only seems to run whenever I run a Macromedia application.

    Does anyone know what it is?

    Thanks!

    Twir
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    well i'm completely guessing here, but it's likely an anti-piracy measure. It could be scanning your network, or connecting to a central server, checking serials. Only thing i can really think of, anyway.

    paul
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

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    Re: What is the AuthenticationSe process?

    hey are you sure its not "Authentication Service" or something like that? It's probably some way of making sure some hacked version of a Macromedia app isnt running so your system wouldnt be compromised or something...doesnt show up for me though (with any of the macromedia studio mx 2004 apps)
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    sure enough, when i start dreamweaver, i get not only "authentication se" but "ats server", they disappear when i quit. it's got to be antipiracy.

    paul
     
  5. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    On Dreamweaver MX I don't get that. It could be on newer versions though--Macromedia are getting more vicious about anti-piracy. We can't even use the Freehand update because it got registered too many times (on the same computer, btw). BS.
     
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