Set-​Sql​Credential

Sets the properties for the SQL Credential object.

Syntax

Set-SqlCredential
   [[-Path] <String>]
   [-Identity] <String>
   [[-Secret] <SecureString>]
   [-Script]
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-SqlCredential
   [-InputObject] <Credential>
   [-Identity] <String>
   [[-Secret] <SecureString>]
   [-Script]
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-SqlCredential cmdlet sets the Identity and password properties for a SQL Credential object using this cmdlet. This cmdlet supports the two following modes of operation:

  • Specify the path or location of the credential including the credential name that uses the Path parameter.
  • Pass a Smo.Credential object to the object that uses the InputObject parameter.

Examples

Example 1: Set the identity of a SQL credential object

PS C:\> Set-SqlCredential -Path SQLSERVER:\SQL\Computer\Instance\Credentials\MySqlCredential -Identity "MyStorageAccount"

This command sets the identity of MySqlCredential to MyStorageAccount by specifying the path of the SQL Credential.

Example 2: Set the identity of a SQL credential object using the pipeline

PS C:\> $Cred = Get-SqlCredential -Name "MySqlCredential"
PS C:\> $Cred | Set-SqlCredential -Identity "MyStorageAccount"

The first command gets the credential object from the Get-Credential cmdlet and stores the result in the variable named $Cred.

The second command pipes the result stored in the $Cred variable to the Set-SqlCredential cmdlet to set the identity of mySqlCrendential to MyStorageAccount.

Example 3: Set the identity of a SQL credential object prompting the user

PS C:\> $Secret = Read-Host "Please enter the storage account access key"
PS C:\> Set-SqlCredential -Identity "MyStorageAccount" -Secret $Secret

The first command prompts for the storage access key information and stores the result in the variable named $Secret.

The second command uses the Set-SqlCredential cmdlet to set the value stored in the variable named $Secret with the input value.

Required Parameters

-Identity

Specifies the user or account name for the resource SQL Server needs to authenticate to. For Windows Azure storage service, this is the name of the Windows Azure storage account.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies an input Credential object. To get this object, use the Get-SqlCredential cmdlet.

Type:Credential
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InformationAction

Specifies how this cmdlet responds to an information event.

The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Continue
  • Ignore
  • Inquire
  • SilentlyContinue
  • Stop
  • Suspend
Type:ActionPreference
Aliases:infa
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InformationVariable

Specifies an information variable.

Type:String
Aliases:iv
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the path to the credential on which this cmdlet performs this operation. For instance, SQLSERVER:\SQL\Computer\Instance\Credentials\Credential.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Script

Indicates that this cmdlet returns a Transact-SQL script that performs the task that this cmdlet performs.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Secret

Specifies the password for the user or account. For Windows Azure storage service, this is the access key value for the Windows Azure storage account.

Type:SecureString
Position:3
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False