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SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell v5 Cookbook by Donabel Santos

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Creating symmetric and asymmetric keys

In this recipe, we will create symmetric and asymmetric keys.

Getting ready

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] ...

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