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.