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DROP CERTIFICATE (Transact-SQL)

Removes a certificate from the database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

DROP CERTIFICATE certificate_name

certificate_name

Is the unique name by which the certificate is known in the database.

Certificates can only be dropped if no entities are associated with them.

Requires CONTROL permission on the certificate.

The following example drops the certificate Shipping04 from the AdventureWorks database.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
DROP CERTIFICATE Shipping04;
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