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Asymmetric Keys

An asymmetric key is a securable entity on the database level. Asymmetric encryption requires a pair of keys: one public, the other private. You can create an asymmetric key entity from a key or pair of keys retrieved from a file or assembly.

 

Note: The object is available only for Microsoft SQL server 2005.

 

 

New asymmetric keys are created within Create Asymmetric Key Wizard. In order to run the wizard you should either

 

select the Object | Create Database Object... main menu item;
select the Asymmetric Key icon in the Create Database Object dialog

or

select the Asymmetric Keys list or any object from that list in the explorer tree;
select the Create New Asymmetric Key... item from the popup menu

or

open the database in Database Editor and the Asymmetric Keys tab there;
press the Insert key or select the Create New Asymmetric Key... item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar).

       

To create a new asymmetric key with the same properties as one of the existing asymmetric keys has:

 

select the Object | Duplicate Database Object... main menu item;
follow the instructions of Duplicate Object Wizard.

 

 

 

Asymmetric keys can be edited within Asymmetric Key Editor. In order to run the editor you should either

 

select the asymmetric key for editing in the explorer tree (type the first letters of the asymmetric key name for quick search);
select the Edit Asymmetric Key ... item from the popup menu

or

open the database in Database Editor and the Asymmetric Keys tab there;
select the asymmetric key to edit;
press the Enter key or select the Edit Asymmetric Key item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar).

 

 

 

To drop an asymmetric key:

 

select the asymmetric key to drop in the explorer tree;
select the Drop Asymmetric Key item from the popup menu

or

open the database in Database Editor and the Asymmetric Keys tab there;
select the asymmetric key to drop;
press the Delete key or select the Drop Asymmetric Key item from the popup menu (alternatively, you may use the corresponding link of the Navigation Bar)

 

and confirm dropping in the dialog window.

 



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