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)

Syntax

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property MasterKey As MasterKey
public MasterKey MasterKey { get; }
public:
property MasterKey^ 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.

Remarks

Updated text:17 July 2006

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

Thread Safety

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.

Platforms

Development Platforms

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

Target Platforms

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

See Also

Reference

Database Class
Database Members
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Create, Alter, and Remove a Database in Visual Basic .NET
Using Encryption
Creating, Altering, and Removing Databases
CREATE DATABASE (Transact-SQL)