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ServiceMasterKey.Import Method (String, String)

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

Loads the service master key from the file located at the specified system path by using the specified password.

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

public void Import(
	string path,
	string password
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String

A String value that specifies the system path location of the file to which to save the service master key.

password
Type: System.String

A String value that specifies the password supplied when the service master key was saved to file.

Recovers a service master key, in case the service master key has been changed outside of SQL Server. The master key will be decrypted with the supplied credentials, and re-encrypted with the current service account credentials.

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