CERT_ID (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

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Returns the ID of a certificate.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), SQL Database V12 ( Preview in some regions).

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Cert_ID ( 'cert_name' )

Is the name of a certificate in the database.


Certificate names are visible in the sys.certificates catalog view.


Requires some permission on the certificate and that the caller has not been denied VIEW DEFINITION permission on the certificate.


The following example returns the ID of a certificate called ABerglundCert3.

SELECT Cert_ID('ABerglundCert3');