PowerTip: Convert Plain Text to Secure String

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Learn to convert a plain text password to a secure string for cmdlet parameters.

 Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I'm trying to convert some scripts to work with the Active Directory modules, 
           but they need a secure string for the password. How do I create one of these?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet, capture the output, then
           supply the new variable as SecureString for the password:

$SecurePassword=ConvertTo-SecureString 'MySuperSecretP@ssw0rd!' –asplaintext –force 


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