If no credentials are provided with a bind command, ADEdit gets its authentication data from the Kerberos credentials cache if one exists. Alternatively, you can provide a user name or both a user name and password. For example:

>bind administrator {e$t86&CG}

Notice that the password is enclosed in braces ({}) to ensure that Tcl handles it correctly. Without the braces, Tcl syntax will automatically substitute for some characters such as the $ used in the password. For example, a dollar sign specifies the contents of a variable in Tcl. Enclosing a string in braces guarantees that Tcl will not try to substitute for any of the characters in the string. Tcl drops the braces when it passes the string on.

You can also use the credentials of the ADEdit’s host computer by using the -machine option:

>bind -machine

Note:   Whatever credentials you use, they must be for an account on the Active Directory domain controller with enough authority to read from and make changes to Active Directory objects in the domain. Without the proper authority, ADEdit commands that use Active Directory won’t work.