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Natural Authentication - Windows 10 Service

Enables friction-free authentication based on sensor input and other trust factors. If this service is stopped, logging will always require an explicit authentication, such as entering a PIN or password.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Natural Authentication
Service name:NaturalAuthentication
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\NaturalAuth.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Natural Authentication service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Natural Authentication fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NaturalAuthentication service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Natural Authentication is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Natural Authentication

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNaturalAuthenticationWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the NaturalAuth.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.