Decrypting Always Encrypted Columns In SSMS

Monica Rathbun shows how to view Always Encrypted data within Management Studio:

Viewing decrypted data within SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is very easy. SSMS uses .NET 4.6 and the modern SQL Server client, so you can pass in the necessary encryption options. SSMS uses the connection string to access the Master Key and return the data in its decrypted format.

First create a new SQL Connection and Click Options to expand the window.

Then go to the Additional Connections Parameters Tab of the login window and simply type column encryption setting = enabled. Then choose Connect.

Click through to see the whole demo.

Related Posts

More SSMS Tips & Tricks

Wayne Sheffield’s been busy since our last visit.  Here are six more SSMS tips and tricks. First, Wayne shows how to create keyboard shortcuts for common activities.  Then, he shows how to color-code SQL Server instances, which is very helpful when trying to avoid accidental deployments to prod. Next up he shows off the template […]

Read More

Aggregations And Always Encrypted

Monica Rathbun finds trouble with Always Encrypted: The real challenges started when the client began to test their application code. The first thing we hit was triggers. The table had several insert triggers associated with the columns that were now encrypted. Since the data was now encrypted the insert triggers would fail. Again, we lucked […]

Read More

Categories

December 2017
MTWTFSS
« Nov Jan »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031