DirectoryEntry.Password Property

Sets the password to use when authenticating the client.

Namespace: System.DirectoryServices
Assembly: System.DirectoryServices (in system.directoryservices.dll)

public string Password { set; }
/** @property */
public void set_Password (String value)

public function set Password (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The password to use when authenticating the client.

You can set the Username and Password properties to specify alternate credentials with which to access the information in Active Directory Domain Services. Any other DirectoryEntry objects retrieved from this instance (for example, through Children) are automatically created with the same alternate credentials.

The following example demonstrates the Username and Password properties of the DirectoryEntry class. This example gets the user-specified DirectoryEntry and the Path of all its Children.

String myADSPath = "LDAP://onecity/CN=Users,
// Create an Instance of DirectoryEntry.
DirectoryEntry myDirectoryEntry = new DirectoryEntry(myADSPath);
myDirectoryEntry.Username = UserName;
myDirectoryEntry.Password = SecurelyStoredPassword;

// Get the Child ADS objects.
Console.WriteLine("The Child ADS objects are:");
foreach(DirectoryEntry myChildDirectoryEntry in myDirectoryEntry.Children)

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0