Starting ADEdit for the first time

The ADEdit application (adedit) and accompanying library of Tcl procedures (ade_lib) are installed automatically when you install the Centrify agent on a UNIX, Linux, or Mac OS X computer. Therefore, both the application and the library are immediately available on any Centrify-managed computer. You are not required to join the domain before using ADEdit for the first time.

To start a new interactive ADEdit session, type adedit in a standard shell after logging on to your computer. A new angle bracket (>) prompt indicates that you are in an interactive ADEdit session. For example:

[myprompt]$ adedit
>

Anyone can launch ADEdit. However, only users who have sufficient privileges can modify Active Directory objects and Centrify-specific data.