Encrypting large amounts of data in SQL Server should be done with symmetric key encryption. Discover how to create the necessary key for this encryption type.
The Database Master Key is often required to access any encrypted data in a SQL Server database. Therefore, it is important to always have a good backup of this important asset. Learn how to use the BACKUP MASTER KEY statement to backup this master key.
Discover how the CREATE CERTIFICATE T-SQL statement can be used to create a self-signed certificate, and what your options are to protect its private key.
Discover how to create and protect the Database Master Key that builds the base of a database encryption hierarchy and in turn can protect certificates and asymmetric keys in its database.