CLOSE MASTER KEY (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

Closes the master key of the current database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

Syntax

-- Syntax for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Parallel Data Warehouse  

CLOSE MASTER KEY  

Arguments

Takes no arguments.

Remarks

This statement reverses the operation performed by OPEN MASTER KEY. CLOSE MASTER KEY only succeeds when the database master key was opened in the current session by using the OPEN MASTER KEY statement.

Permissions

No permissions are required.

Examples

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
CLOSE MASTER KEY;  
GO  

Examples: Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse

USE master;  
OPEN MASTER KEY DECRYPTION BY PASSWORD = '43987hkhj4325tsku7';  
GO   
CLOSE MASTER KEY;  
GO  

See Also

CREATE MASTER KEY (Transact-SQL)
OPEN MASTER KEY (Transact-SQL)
Encryption Hierarchy