Use the save_role command to save the currently selected role stored in memory to Active Directory. You must save the role for any changes you make using ADEdit to take effect in Active Directory. If you select another role or end the ADEdit session before saving the currently selected role, your changes will be lost.

Zone type

Classic and hierarchical






This command takes no options.


This command takes no arguments.

Return value

This command returns nothing if it runs successfully.



This example saves the currently selected role to Active Directory.

Related commands

Before you use this command, you must have a currently selected zone stored in memory. The following commands enable you to view and select roles:

  • get_roles returns a Tcl list of roles in the current zone.
  • list_roles lists to stdout the roles in the current zone.
  • new_role creates a new role and stores it in memory.
  • select_role retrieves a role from Active Directory and stores it in memory.

After you have a role stored in memory, you can use the following commands to work with that role: