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Parneix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 2, 2011 9:05 AM



I'm just looking for some tips/advice. I'm using Reeder 1.1.3 and recently I've noticed that it makes the AuthBrokerAgent run wild (over 50% of the total process run by my CPU).


I was simply wondering what could be the issue here and if there is a way to fix it. I started a couple of hours ago. Since then I've restarted the computer, restarted the app and reset it.


I know this could be a problem on the app's end. But if there is anything I can do from Lion's end, I'll be glad to try it.


Thanks for your time and attention,



Macbook Pro Unibody Core 2 Duo 13, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
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    Jan 13, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to Parneix)

    It sounds like you may be configured to use a network proxy that requires a username and password, but your stored username and password are incorrect.


    Can you try this:


    1) Delete any credentials (username/password) stored in your System Keychain for the proxy using the Keychain Access app (/Applications/Utilities/Keychain


    2) Re-enter the correct username/password for the proxy in:

         a) System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> Proxies -> Web proxy (HTTP) and/or Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS)

         b) Safari when it prompts you for the proxy username/password. Check the box to save in your system keychain

         c) In the AuthBrokerAgent prompt for the proxy username/password

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    Jan 13, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to Parneix)

    Oops, I'm sorry 2a, 2b, 2c are all mutually exclusive. Please only do one of them.


    After doing 1) and one of the items from 2), do you still see the issue?


    To disable your proxy you will not have to reboot. Once you do so, AuthBrokerAgent should not run since it is only associated with proxies.


    Removing will definitely stop AuthBrokerAgent from launching, but it is overkill. There are other, simpler and more appropriate ways to handle the launch of AuthBrokerAgent.


    Let me know if you still see the issue after doing 1) and 2) and we'll take it from there.


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