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Certificate Class

The Certificate object represents a SQL Server certificate.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)
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[EvaluationModeAttribute(AutomatedPolicyEvaluationMode.CheckOnSchedule)]
public sealed class Certificate : NamedSmoObject, 
	ICreatable, IDroppable, IAlterable, ISfcSupportsDesignMode, IObjectPermission

The Certificate type exposes the following members.

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Public methodCertificate()Initializes a new instance of the Certificate class.
Public methodCertificate(Database, String)Initializes a new instance of the Certificate class on the specified server and that has the specified name.
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Public propertyActiveForServiceBrokerDialogGets or sets the Boolean property that specifies whether the certificate is active for use in the BEGIN DIALOG statement for Service Broker purposes.
Public propertyEventsGets the events that are associated with the certificate.
Protected propertyExecuteForScalarGets or sets the Boolean property value that specifies whether the object is set to the execute for scalar option. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public propertyExpirationDateGets or sets the date and time at which the certificate expires.
Public propertyIDGets the ID value that uniquely identifies the certificate.
Public propertyIssuerGets the issuer of the certificate.
Protected propertyIsTouchedGets the Boolean property value that specifies whether the object properties have been updated but not yet persisted on the server. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public propertyLastBackupDateGets or sets the date and time at which the certificate was last backed up.
Public propertyNameGets or sets the name of the object. (Inherited from NamedSmoObject.)
Protected propertyObjectInSpaceGets the Boolean property value that specifies whether the object exists in isolation, or whether it is directly or indirectly connected to the instance of SQL Server. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public propertyOwnerGets or sets the name of the database principal that is the owner of the certificate.
Public propertyParentGets or sets the Server object that owns the Certificate object.
Public propertyPrivateKeyEncryptionTypeGets the encryption type of the private key for the certificate.
Public propertyPropertiesGets a collection of Property objects that represent the object properties. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected propertyScalarResultGets the scalar result for the referenced object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public propertySerialGets the serial number of the certificate.
Public propertySidGets the logon security identifier (SID) for the certificate.
Public propertyStartDateGets or sets the date and time from which the certificate is effective.
Public propertyStateGets the state of the referenced object. (Inherited from SmoObjectBase.)
Public propertySubjectGets or sets the subject of the certificate.
Public propertyThumbprintGets the globally unique SHA-1 hash thumbprint for the certificate.
Public propertyUrnGets the Uniform Resource Name (URN) address value that uniquely identifies the object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public propertyUserDataGets or sets user-defined data associated with the referenced object. (Inherited from SmoObjectBase.)
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Protected methodAddDatabaseContext(StringCollection)Add the database context to the collection of queries identified by the queries parameter. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodAddDatabaseContext(StringCollection, ScriptingOptions)Add the database context to the collection of queries identified by the queries parameter, and using the specified scripting options. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodAddPrivateKey(String, String)Adds a private key to the certificate with the specified decryption password.
Public methodAddPrivateKey(String, String, String)Adds a private key to the certificate with the specified decryption and encryption passwords.
Public methodAlterUpdates any Certificate object property changes on the instance of SQL Server.
Protected methodAlterImplActivates the object altered event. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodAlterImplFinishMethod called when object altered event finishes. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodAlterImplInitMethod called when object-altered event is intialized. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodAlterImplWorkerCalls the Alter methods. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodBindDefaultImplBinds the default items identified by the parameters. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodBindRuleImplBinds the rule schema to the rule and columns identified by the parameters. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodChangePrivateKeyPasswordModifies the private key password that is used to secure the private key for the certificate.
Protected methodCheckCollationChecks the order of the scripting options by the collation method identified by the collationName parameter. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCheckObjectState()Validates the state of the referenced object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCheckObjectState(Boolean)Validates the state of the referenced object with the option to specify that an exception is thrown if the object is not yet created. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCheckObjectStateImplChecks the state of a SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCheckVersion100Checks whether version of SQL Server is SQL Server 2008. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCheckVersion80Checks the validity of the object on SQL Server 2000. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCheckVersion80SP3Checks the validity of the object on SQL Server 2000 SP3. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCheckVersion90Check the validity of the object on SQL Server 2005. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCheckVersionBelow90Checks whether version of SQL Server is before SQL Server 2005. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCleanObjectSets the object to unmodified state. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodCreate()Creates a certificate on the database.
Public methodCreate(String)Creates a certificate based on a certificate encryption algorithm or based on a certificate source type.
Public methodCreate(String, CertificateSourceType)Creates a certificate on the database that has the specified certificate source type.
Public methodCreate(String, CertificateSourceType, String, String)Creates a certificate on the database that has the specified certificate source type.
Public methodCreate(String, CertificateSourceType, String, String, String)Creates a certificate on the database that has the specified certificate source type.
Protected methodCreateImplCreates an object with scripting options. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCreateImplFinishMethod called when the create event finishes. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodCreateImplInitMethod called when the create event initializes. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodDeny(ObjectPermissionSet, String)Denies the specified set of permissions for the specified grantee on the certificate.
Public methodDeny(ObjectPermissionSet, String[])Denies the specified set of permissions for the specified grantees on the certificate.
Public methodDeny(ObjectPermissionSet, String, Boolean)Denies the specified set of permissions for the specified grantee and other users that the grantee granted the specified set of permissions on the certificate.
Public methodDeny(ObjectPermissionSet, String[], Boolean)Denies the specified set of permissions for the specified grantees and other users that the grantee granted the specified set of permissions on the certificate.
Public methodDiscoverDiscovers a list of type Object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodDropRemoves the certificate from the instance of SQL Server.
Protected methodDropImplDrops a SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodDropImplWorkerCalls the drop methods. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodEnumObjectPermissions()Enumerates a list of object permissions for the certificate.
Public methodEnumObjectPermissions(String)Enumerates a list of object permissions for a specified grantee on the certificate.
Public methodEnumObjectPermissions(ObjectPermissionSet)Enumerates a list of object permissions for a specified permission on the certificate.
Public methodEnumObjectPermissions(String, ObjectPermissionSet)Enumerates a list of object permissions for a specified grantee and a specified permission on the certificate.
Protected methodEnumScriptImplEnumerates scripts specified by the so parameter. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodEnumScriptImplWorkerCalls the methods that enumerate scripts specified by the so parameter. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodEnumScriptImplWorkerSOChangedReturns an IEnumerable string describing the scripting options for an object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodEquals (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodExecuteNonQueryExecutes a batch in the context of the database where there are no results returned. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodExport(String)Saves the certificate in the specified system path location.
Public methodExport(String, String, String)Saves the certificate in the specified system path location.
Public methodExport(String, String, String, String)Saves the certificate in the specified system path location.
Protected methodFinalize (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFormatSqlVariantFormats an object as SqlVariant type. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGenerateDataSpaceFileStreamScriptGenerates a script to create data file. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGenerateDataSpaceScriptGenerates a script to allocate space in the data file. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetBindDefaultScriptGets the script that binds defaults specified by the defSchema and defName parameters. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetBindRuleScriptGets the script that specifies the binding rules. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetBoolParameter(StringBuilder, ScriptingOptions, String, String, Int32)Assigns a Boolean parameter of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetBoolParameter(StringBuilder, ScriptingOptions, String, String, Int32, Boolean)Assigns a Boolean property of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetDateTimeParameterAssigns the datetime property of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetDateTimeParameterAsIntAssigns the datetime property of the SqlSmoObject as an integer value if the datetime property is not null. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetDBNameGets the database name that is associated with the object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetEnumParameterAssigns an enumeration property of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetFragOptionStringGets a FragmentationOption object as a string value. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetGuidParameterAssigns a Guid property of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodGetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodGetParameter(StringBuilder, ScriptingOptions, String, String, Int32)Assigns a parameter of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetParameter(StringBuilder, ScriptingOptions, String, String, Int32, Boolean)Assigns a parameter of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetPropValueGets a property value of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetPropValueOptionalGets a property value of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetPropValueOptionalAllowNullGets a property value of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetRealValueGets a property value of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetScriptingOptionsForCreateGets ScriptingOptions for the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetServerNameGets the name of the instance of SQL Server with which the object is associated. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetServerObjectGets the server of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetSqlServerVersionNameGets the version name of the instance of SQL Server with which the object is associated. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetStringParameter(StringBuilder, ScriptingOptions, String, String, Int32)Assigns a string parameter of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetStringParameter(StringBuilder, ScriptingOptions, String, String, Int32, Boolean)Assigns a string parameter of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetTimeSpanParameterAsIntAssigns a time span parameter of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodGetType (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodGetUrnRecursive(StringBuilder)Assigns an Urn object of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodGetUrnRecursive(StringBuilder, UrnIdOption)Assigns an Urn object of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodGrant(ObjectPermissionSet, String)Grants the specified set of permissions to the specified grantee on the certificate.
Public methodGrant(ObjectPermissionSet, String[])Grants the specified set of permissions to the specified grantees on the certificate.
Public methodGrant(ObjectPermissionSet, String, Boolean)Grants access to the specified permission to the grantee and the ability to grant access to other users on the certificate.
Public methodGrant(ObjectPermissionSet, String[], Boolean)Grants access to the specified permission to the grantees and the ability to grant access to other users on the certificate.
Public methodGrant(ObjectPermissionSet, String, Boolean, String)Grants the specified set of permissions to the grantee and the ability to grant the set of permissions to other users on the certificate under an assumed role.
Public methodGrant(ObjectPermissionSet, String[], Boolean, String)Grants the specified set of permissions to the grantees and the ability to grant the set of permissions to other users on the certificate under an assumed role.
Protected methodImplInitializeInitializes the fields of the SqlSmoObject object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodInitialize()Initializes the object and forces the properties be loaded. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodInitialize(Boolean)Initializes the object and forces the properties be loaded. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodIsObjectDirtyVerifies whether the object properties have been modified and the changes have not yet been persisted on the instance of SQL Server. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodIsObjectInitializedVerifies whether the object has been initialized. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodIsObjectInSpaceVerifies whether the object is isolated or connected to the instance of SQL Server. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodIsVersion80SP3Determines whether the version of SQL Server is SQL Server 2000 with SP3. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodIsVersion90AndAboveDetermines whether the version of SQL Server is SQL Server 2005 or later. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodMarkDroppedSets the SqlSmoState to dropped. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodMarkForDropImplSets the SqlSmoState to dropped. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodPostAlterMethod activated after the SqlSmoObject is altered. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodPostCreateMethod activated after the SqlSmoObject is created. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodPostDropMethod activated after the SqlSmoObject is dropped. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodRefreshRefreshes the object and retrieves properties when the object is next accessed. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodRemovePrivateKeyRemoves the private key from the certificate.
Protected methodRenameImplIdentified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed. (Inherited from NamedSmoObject.)
Protected methodRenameImplWorkerIdentified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed. (Inherited from NamedSmoObject.)
Public methodRevoke(ObjectPermissionSet, String)Revokes a previously granted set of permissions from a grantee on the certificate.
Public methodRevoke(ObjectPermissionSet, String[])Revokes a previously granted set of permissions from a list of grantees on the certificate.
Public methodRevoke(ObjectPermissionSet, String, Boolean, Boolean)Revokes previously granted permissions from a grantee on the certificate and any other users to whom the grantee has granted the specified set of permissions. The grantee is also given the ability to revoke the specified set of permissions from other users under an assumed role.
Public methodRevoke(ObjectPermissionSet, String[], Boolean, Boolean)Revokes previously granted permissions from grantees on the certificate and any other users to whom the grantees have granted the specified set of permissions. The grantees are also given the ability to revoke the specified set of permissions from other users under an assumed role.
Public methodRevoke(ObjectPermissionSet, String, Boolean, Boolean, String)Revokes previously granted permissions from a grantee on the certificate and any other users to whom the grantee has granted the specified set of permissions. The grantee is also given the ability to revoke the specified set of permissions from other users under an assumed role.
Public methodRevoke(ObjectPermissionSet, String[], Boolean, Boolean, String)Revokes previously granted permissions from grantees on the certificate and any other users to whom the grantees have granted the specified set of permissions. The grantees are also given the ability to revoke the specified set of permissions from other users under an assumed role.
Protected methodScriptAlterAlters the SqlSmoObject according to the parameters. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptChangeOwnerThis method supports the SMO infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. (Inherited from NamedSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptCreateAlters the SqlSmoObject according to the parameters. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptDdlThrows InvalidSmoOperationException. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptDropThrows InvalidSmoOperationException. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptImpl()Gets a collection of scripts of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptImpl(ScriptingOptions)Gets a collection of scripts of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptImplWorkerGets a collection of scripts of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptOwnerAlters the script owner authorization. (Inherited from NamedSmoObject.)
Protected methodScriptRenameThis method supports the SMO infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. (Inherited from NamedSmoObject.)
Protected methodSetParentImplSets the parent of the SqlSmoObject to the newParent parameter. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodSetSchemaOwnedSets the schema owned value. (Inherited from NamedSmoObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a String that represents the referenced object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodTouchImplNot implemented. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodUnbindDefaultImplUnbinds the default columns of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected methodUnbindRuleImplUnbinds rules of the SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public methodValidateValidates the state of an object. (Inherited from SmoObjectBase.)
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Public eventPropertyChangedRepresents the event that occurs when a property is changed. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Public eventPropertyMetadataChangedRepresents the event that occurs when property metadata changes. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
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Protected fieldm_ExtendedPropertiesRepresents a property that is defined to extend the properties provided by a SqlSmoObject. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Protected fieldsingletonParentRepresents the singleton parent. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
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Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.DiscoverDiscovers any dependencies. Do not reference this member directly in your code. It supports the SQL Server infrastructure. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.GetDomainRootReturns the root of the domain. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.GetParentGets the parent of this object. Do not reference this member directly in your code. It supports the SQL Server infrastructure. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.GetPropertyTypeGets the type of the specified property. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.GetPropertyValueGets the value of the specified property. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.GetUrnGets the Unified Resource Name of the object. Do not reference this member directly in your code. It supports the SQL Server infrastructure. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.ResolveGets the instance that contains the information about the object from the Unified Resource Name of the object. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.SetObjectStateSets the object state to the specified SfcObjectState value. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAlienObject.SetPropertyValueSets the property value. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodISfcPropertyProvider.GetPropertySetGets the interface reference to the set of properties of this object. Do not reference this member directly in your code. It supports the SQL Server infrastructure. (Inherited from SqlSmoObject.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyISfcSupportsDesignMode.IsDesignModeGets a Boolean value that indicates whether the object supports design mode. Identified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed.
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To get Certificate object properties, users can be a member of the public fixed server role.

To set the Certificate object properties and run the Alter method, users must have ALTER permission on the certificate.

To create a Certificate object, users must have CREATE CERTIFICATE permission on the parent database.

To drop a Certificate object, users must have CONTROL permission on the certificate.

To grant, deny, or revoke permission to other users on the Certificate object, users must have CONTROL permission on the certificate.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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