KEY_ID (Transact-SQL)

 

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

Returns the ID of a symmetric key in the current database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

  
Key_ID ( 'Key_Name' )  

' Key_Name '
The name of a symmetric key in the database.

int

The name of a temporary key must start with a number sign (#).

Because temporary keys are only available in the session in which they are created, no permissions are required to access them. To access a key that is not temporary, the caller needs some permission on the key and must not have been denied VIEW permission on the key.

A. Returning the ID of a symmetric key

The following example returns the ID of a key called ABerglundKey1.

SELECT KEY_ID('ABerglundKey1');  

B. Returning the ID of a temporary symmetric key

The following example returns the ID of a temporary symmetric key. Note that # is prepended to the key name.

SELECT KEY_ID('#ABerglundKey2');  

KEY_GUID (Transact-SQL)
CREATE SYMMETRIC KEY (Transact-SQL)
sys.symmetric_keys (Transact-SQL)
sys.key_encryptions (Transact-SQL)
Encryption Hierarchy

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