In this recipe, we will create symmetric and asymmetric keys.
In this recipe, we will use the
TestDB database. If you don't already have this database, log in to SQL Server Management Studio and execute the following T-SQL code:
IF DB_ID('TestDB') IS NULL CREATE DATABASE TestDB GO
We will also work with a database user called
eric in our
TestDB database. This user will map to the SQL login
eric. Feel free to create this user using the Creating a database user recipe of Chapter 4, Security, as a reference. Alternatively, execute the following T-SQL code from SQL Server Management Studio or replace it with an existing login/database user in your system:
Use TestDB GO CREATE USER [eric] FOR LOGIN [eric] ...