DELETE.KEY

DELETE.KEY

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The DELETE.KEY command deletes a data encryption key. This command can only be executed by users with administrator rights in the QMSYS account.

 

 

Format

 

DELETE.KEY {keyname}

 

where

 

keynameis the name of the encryption key to be deleted. This is case insensitive.

 

The command prompts for the key name if it is not supplied on the command line.

 

 

The DELETE.KEY command deletes an entry in the key vault defining the encryption algorithm and actual key string. The user will be asked to enter the master key unless it has already been entered during this session.

 

Any data in data files encrypted using this key will become inaccessible.

 

 

Example

 

DELETE.KEY CARDNO

 

The above command deletes the encryption key named CARDNO.

 

 

See also:

Data encryption, CHANGE.KEY.PASSWORD, CREATE.FILE, CREATE.KEY, CREATE.SECURE.KEY, DISABLE.KEY, DISABLE.KEY (QMBasic), ENABLE.KEY, ENABLE.KEY (QMBasic), ENCRYPT.FILE, GRANT.KEY, LIST.KEYS, RESET.MASTER.KEY, REVOKE.KEY, SET.ENCRYPTION.KEY.NAME, UNLOCK.KEY.VAULT