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Database master key and symmetric keys protection


Database master key and symmetric keys protection

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Hi guys,

A quick question about encryption:

What is the reason why the database master key can not protect symmetric keys directly as it can protect the private keys of asymmetric keys and certificates?

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The database master key is itself a symmetric key. Assymetric keys provide increased security, the symmetric key is purely used to protect the main (or Assymetric key) while it is stored on the server.

Have a read through the encryption hierarchy in Bok Online at this link.

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