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Database.MasterKey Property

Gets the master key used to encrypt the private keys of certificates.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public MasterKey MasterKey { get; }
/** @property */
public MasterKey get_MasterKey ()

public function get MasterKey () : MasterKey

Property Value

A MasterKey object value that specifies the master key used to encrypt the private keys of certificates. The database master key can be encrypted by the service master key.

Updated text: 17 July 2006

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.


Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

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