IADsOpenDSObject interface

The IADsOpenDSObject interface is designed to supply a security context for binding to an object in the underlying directory store. It provides a means for specifying credentials of a client. Use this interface to bind to an ADSI object when you must supply a set of credentials for authentication in any directory service.

ADSI maintains the security context in its cache. Thus, throughout the connection within a process, Once authenticated, the supplied user credentials are applied to any actions performed on this object and its children. This credential caching model applies to binding to different objects as well, provided that the binding takes place within the same connection and process.

Calling the OpenDSObject method of this interface yields the cache handle. Releasing this cache handle releases the security context as well.


The IADsOpenDSObject interface inherits from the IDispatch interface. IADsOpenDSObject also has these types of members:


The IADsOpenDSObject interface has these methods.

Method Description
IADsOpenDSObject::OpenDSObject Binds to an ADSI object, using the given credentials, and retrieves an IDispatch pointer to the specified object.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header iads.h

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