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Is flash player needed on a server to host content

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May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020

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If i have a server that is providing content that is flash enabled, is adobe flash player needed on the server to do so?

for instance, lets say i have a web page that has a flash animated file that it is presenting.

 

do i need flash player on the server to provide that content? or is flash player only required on the endpoint?

 

I don't care if i cannot view the content from the server itself.

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Adobe Employee , May 18, 2020 May 18, 2020
Flash Player plugin is installed on the client-side, not server-side. <edit> Note that some browser vendors (Microsoft, Google) embed Flash Player plugin in their browsers (IE/Edge on Win8/10, Chrome respectively).  There is no need to install Flash Player separately for these browsers.

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Flash Player plugin is installed on the client-side, not server-side.

 

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Note that some browser vendors (Microsoft, Google) embed Flash Player plugin in their browsers (IE/Edge on Win8/10, Chrome respectively).  There is no need to install Flash Player separately for these browsers.

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Just to be super clear, the answer is no.  You don't need to install Flash Player to serve Flash content.  You might need to do a little work to configure the appropriate mime-types for thse file extensions you want to serve, and you should probably consider serving an appropriate cross-domain security policy file.  (More details on that in the security articles here: https://helpx.adobe.com/air/archived-docs-download.html

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