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Creating certificates

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I am trying to do the following:-
Create a certificate
Backup a certificate to a file
send the file to a third party
Have them create a certificate from it.

I get the following error:-
Msg 15468, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
An error occurred during the generation of the certificate.

When I do this on different servers within our domain it works fine. I can encrypt data and not decrypt. But where i created the certificate I can do both. As soon as I try to do it on an outside server it fails.

Any ideas?

thanks
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Can you post the code you are using?



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on my server:

CREATE CERTIFICATE Test2009
ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'pGFD4bb925DGvbd2439587y'
WITH SUBJECT = 'Protect North West',
EXPIRY_DATE = '01/01/2010';


BACKUP CERTIFICATE Test2009 TO FILE = 'Test2009.txt'


on third party server
CREATE CERTIFICATE Test2009
FROM FILE = 'Test2009.txt' --using full path

this last piece of code errors on third party server but works on a different server within my domian
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I believe you need to use a private key file to migrate the certificate that way. Here's a blog post I wrote about using certificates to sign stored procedures where I found that moving a certificate from one database to another user database required a private key file be created when backing up and restoring to the new database. Here's the basic syntax:


/*
Create the Certificate
*/
CREATE CERTIFICATE cert_access_other_db
ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'c3rtPa$$word'
WITH subject = 'Access Other DB'
GO

/*
Backup the certificate being sure to use a Private Key
*/
BACKUP CERTIFICATE cert_access_other_db TO FILE = 'C:\Certificates\cert_access_other_db.cer'
WITH PRIVATE KEY (FILE = 'C:\Certificates\cert_access_other_db.pvk' ,
ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = '3ncRyptKeyPa$$word',
DECRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'c3rtPa$$word');
GO

/*
Create the certificate in the new database from the file
*/
CREATE CERTIFICATE cert_access_other_db FROM FILE = 'C:\Certificates\cert_access_other_db.cer'
WITH PRIVATE KEY (FILE = 'C:\Certificates\cert_access_other_db.pvk',
/*The password used to create the private key*/
DECRYPTION BY PASSWORD = '3ncRyptKeyPa$$word',
ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'D3cryptKeyPa$$word');
GO





Jack Corbett

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Thankls a lot for that Jack. I will let you know how I get on.
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I still get the same error on the third party's server
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Unfortunately that's all the help I can offer at this point. May be able to try it out later though.



Jack Corbett

Applications Developer

Don't let the good be the enemy of the best. -- Paul Fleming
At best you can say that one job may be more secure than another, but total job security is an illusion. -- Rod at work

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Forum Etiquette: How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help
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Crosstabs and Pivots or How to turn rows into columns Part 1
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