UNAUTH File Extension

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SiteMinder Unauthorized Message Format
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What is UNAUTH file?

UNAUTH is a file extension commonly associated with SiteMinder Unauthorized Message Format files. Netegrity defined the SiteMinder Unauthorized Message Format format standard. UNAUTH file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. UNAUTH file belongs to the Text Files category just like 299 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing UNAUTH files is SiteMinder. Software named SiteMinder was created by CA Technologies. In order to find more detailed information on the software and UNAUTH files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support UNAUTH file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support UNAUTH files. Files with UNAUTH extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support UNAUTH file

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How to open file with UNAUTH extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening UNAUTH files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with UNAUTH extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with UNAUTH files.

Step 1. Download and install SiteMinder

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening UNAUTH files is that no program that can handle UNAUTH files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install SiteMinder. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading SiteMinder installed is by going to developer’s website (CA Technologies) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of SiteMinder and update if needed

If you already have SiteMinder installed on your systems and UNAUTH files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that SiteMinder cannot handle files with UNAUTH may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using SiteMinder.

Step 3. Assign SiteMinder to UNAUTH files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate UNAUTH files with latest version of SiteMinder you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the UNAUTH with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the SiteMinder installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open UNAUTH files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the UNAUTH file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with UNAUTH extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the UNAUTH is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the UNAUTH file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the UNAUTH in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the UNAUTH is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the UNAUTH file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the UNAUTH file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the UNAUTH file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with UNAUTH extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the SiteMinder Unauthorized Message Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run SiteMinder

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with UNAUTH extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SiteMinder Unauthorized Message Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with UNAUTH files affecting older versions of given software.

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