Contains one row for the database mirroring endpoint of an instance of SQL Server.
The database mirroring endpoint supports both sessions between database mirroring partners and with witnesses and sessions between the primary replica of a AlwaysOn availability group and its secondary replicas.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
Inherits columns from sys.endpoints (for more information, see sys.endpoints (Transact-SQL)).
Mirroring role, one of:
0 = None
1 = Partner
2 = Witness
3 = All
Description of mirroring role, one of:
1 means that encryption is enabled.
0 means that encryption is disabled.
The type of connection authentication required for connections to this endpoint, one of:
1 - NTLM
2 - KERBEROS
3 - NEGOTIATE
4 - CERTIFICATE
5 - NTLM, CERTIFICATE
6 - KERBEROS, CERTIFICATE
7 - NEGOTIATE, CERTIFICATE
8 - CERTIFICATE, NTLM
9 - CERTIFICATE, KERBEROS
10 - CERTIFICATE, NEGOTIATE
Description of the type of authentication required for connections to this endpoint, one of:
ID of certificate used for authentication, if any.
0 = Windows Authentication is being used.
Encryption algorithm, one of:
0 – NONE
1 – RC4
2 – AES
3 – NONE, RC4
4 – NONE, AES
5 – RC4, AES
6 – AES, RC4
7 – NONE, RC4, AES
8 – NONE, AES, RC4
Description of the encryption algorithm, one of:
NONE, RC4, AES
NONE, AES, RC4
The RC4 algorithm is only supported for backward compatibility. New material can only be encrypted using RC4 or RC4_128 when the database is in compatibility level 90 or 100. (Not recommended.) Use a newer algorithm such as one of the AES algorithms instead. In SQL Server 2012 and higher, material encrypted using RC4 or RC4_128 can be decrypted in any compatibility level.
The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.