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what is certificate and its usage


what is certificate and its usage

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sej2008
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I want to have more clearity on what certificate actually holds.when to use it preferably.

BACKUP CERTIFICATE sales09 TO FILE = 'c:\storedcerts\sales09cert'
WITH PRIVATE KEY ( DECRYPTION BY PASSWORD = '9875t6#6rfid7vble7r' ,
FILE = 'c:\storedkeys\sales09key' ,
ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = '9n34khUbhk$w4ecJH5gh' );
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in the above code certificate is getting stored in the path mention but what is
"with private key "means????
can anyone explain??
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Did you read all the certificate-related pages in Books Online?

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sej2008
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yes.but still not got clear abt it??
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What is it you are not clear on?
Do you understand the concept of public and private keys?

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