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Configuring Always Encrypted

Matthew McGiffen sets up Always Encrypted on a SQL Server instance:

In this post we’re going to go through the steps to set up Always Encrypted and create an encrypted column. As with my last post we’re looking at the flavour of Always Encrypted without enclaves, we’ll look at working with enclaves in detail later on.

It is a straightforward process to set up everything required for Always Encrypted. In fact, there is a wizard provided in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) that will do it all for you. In these examples, however, we will focus on performing the individual steps manually as that gives you a better view of what is going on. For all the objects involved we’ll look in detail at what is created so that you have a good level of understanding.

Click through for the instructions.