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Certificates Property
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Database.Certificates Property

Gets a collection of Certificate objects. Each Certificate object represents a certificate defined on the database.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

[SfcObjectAttribute(SfcContainerRelationship.ObjectContainer, SfcContainerCardinality.ZeroToAny, 
	typeof(Certificate))]
public CertificateCollection Certificates { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.CertificateCollection
A CertificateCollection object that represents all the certificates defined on the database.

Specific certificates can be referenced by using this collection by specifying the name of the certificate. To add a new certificate to the collection, call the certificate constructor Certificate.

VB

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks2012 database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks2012")

'Display all the asymmetric keys on the database.
Dim ak As AsymmetricKey
For Each ak In db.AsymmetricKeys
   Console.WriteLine(ak.Name)
Next

PowerShell

$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$db = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Database
$db = $srv.Databases.Item("AdventureWorks2012")
Foreach ($ak in $db.AsymmetricKeys)
{
   Write-Host $ak.Name
}

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