DROP CERTIFICATE (Transact-SQL)

Removes a certificate from the database.

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Syntax
DROP CERTIFICATE certificate_name
Arguments
certificate_name

Is the unique name by which the certificate is known in the database.

Remarks

Certificates can only be dropped if no entities are associated with them.

Permissions

Requires CONTROL permission on the certificate.

Examples

The following example drops the certificate Shipping04 from the AdventureWorks database.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
DROP CERTIFICATE Shipping04;