SecurityCertificate Class

The SecurityCertificate Class represents a security certificate. A certificate is a digitally signed statement that binds the value of a public key to the instance of Microsoft SQL Server, which holds the corresponding private key. The certificate is issued from a certification authority.

With the SecurityCertificate Class, you can perform the following tasks:

  • View the properties of the security certificate.

  • Set the security certificate with the specified SHA thumbprint for the specified instance of SQL Server.

  • Verify the SHA thumbprint for the specified instance of SQL Server.

See Also

Encryption Hierarchy