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I am trying to find out what starts the Autodesk service "AdSSO-v2", which starts together with AutoCAD on my Mac.

(I would like to deactivate it because it drains my battery with average CPU usage of 10% but it does not seem to be required to run the actual AutoCAD process)

I can find the process:

launchctl list |grep -i adsso
1102    0   com.apple.xpc.launchd.oneshot.0x1000000e.AdSSO-v2

But I can't find any Autodesk or Adsso-v2 plist anywhere in

~/Library/LaunchAgents /Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons
/Library/StartupItems
/System/Library/LaunchAgents
/System/Library/LaunchDaemons

What else could I do to find what launches the process?

Any hint wold be appreciated. Maybe there is a way?

Greetings, Chris

  • Issue the following two commands: launchctl print gui/$UID | awk '/AdSSO-v2/ {print $1}' then sudo launchctl procinfo XXXX | grep uid where XXX is the PID that the command just gave you. This will give you the owner of the process and we can start from there.... – Allan Oct 4 '18 at 20:35
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You could try Activity Monitor located in the Utilities folder.
Select View > All Processes then filter on AdSSO-v2. When you found it, select it then click the Info button (or ⌘-I). In the window that pops up select the third tab. (Open files and ports). You will see a list of files and where they are located. The culprit may be in that list.

If that doesn't work try selecting Autocad and do the same.

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Generally: Have you looked into the /Application package and/or (~)/Library/Application_Support folders?

As this is the single signon process, it may be required for some operations…

Anyway. It is sid to be located directly under /Application Aupport/Autodesk

(Mac OS process AdSSO-v2)

As I do not use this programme I can only guess: deleting that process might have unintended consequences. If you say the application works fine without it, why not just kill the process once the main application is launched?

  • < If you say the application works fine without it, why not just kill the process once the main application is launched? <--- Because it keeps coming back. – Chris Oct 4 '18 at 16:29

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