Create a certificate with a private key

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How can I create a certificate with a private key in my app database?

How to solve :

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Method 1

CREATE CERTIFICATE, see the first example Creating a self-signed certificate:

use <mydb>;
go

CREATE CERTIFICATE Shipping04 
   ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'mysecretpassword'
   WITH SUBJECT = 'Used to signed procedure usp_foo', 
   EXPIRY_DATE = '20181231';
GO

When you sign with it you need to specify again the password:

ADD SIGNATURE TO [usp_foo]
  BY CERTIFICATE <certname> WITH PASSWORD 'mysecretpassword';

See Signing an activated procedure for an example.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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