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Creating/editing asymmetric key


Use the Asymmetric key tab of Asymmetric Key Editor to create/edit an asymmetric key and specify its properties.

 

Name

Enter a name for the new asymmetric key, or view the name of the asymmetric key being edited.

 

Asymmetric Key Editor - Creating asymmetric key

 

 

Asymmetric key source

 

RadioButton File

If this option is selected, you should specify the path to a strong-name file to be used to load the key pair from. Use the ExplorerButton button to specify the complete path and the name of the strong-name file.

 

CheckBox Executable

If this option is selected, the file is a DLL used by the asymmetric key.

 

 

RadioButton Assembly

If this option is selected, use the drop-down list to specify an assembly to be used to load the public key from.

 

 

RadioButton Algorithm

If this option is selected, use the drop-down list to specify an algorithm to be used by the asymmetric key (the WITH ALGORITHM clause). Possible values are: RSA_512, RSA_1024, RSA_2048.

 

 

Encryption by password / Confirm password

Specify the password that will be used to encrypt the private key, and confirm the password in the corresponding boxes.

 

 

The Asymmetric key tab of Asymmetric Key Editor allows you to edit properties of an exiting asymmetric key.

 

Asymmetric Key Editor - Editing asymmetric key

 

 

Options

 

RadioButton Remove private key

If this option is selected, the private key will be removed from the asymmetric key.

 

RadioButton Change password

If this option is selected, you can change the password used to encrypt the private key.

 

 

Decryption by password / Encryption by password / Confirm password

Specify the current password, a new password that will be used to encrypt the private key, and confirm the password in the corresponding boxes.