ADEdit components

ADEdit has two components: the ADEdit application and the ade_lib Tcl library. They are both installed when the Centrify agent is installed on a Linux, UNIX, or Mac OS X computer to be managed.

A user can access ADEdit through a CLI in a shell or through an executing Tcl script or Tcl application. ADEdit’s Tcl interpreter executes the commands it receives from the CLI using the ADEdit commands and Tcl commands that are part of ADEdit. It may also use ade_lib Tcl library commands if specified. Tcl scripts and applications use ADEdit’s commands and ade_lib Tcl library commands directly. ADEdit binds to an Active Directory domain controller, with which it exchanges data. ADEdit may also (in a few cases) get data from Active Directory through the adclient process.