Starts an encrypted database with a connect request.
You must specify this parameter when you start an encrypted database with a connect request. You do not need to specify this parameter if you are connecting to an encrypted database that is already running.
The encryption key is a string, including mixed cases, numbers, letters, and special characters. Database keys cannot include leading spaces, trailing spaces, or semicolons.
If you want to secure communication packets between client applications and the database server use the -ec server option and transport-layer security. See Transport-Layer Security.
The following fragment illustrates the use of the DatabaseKey (DBKEY) connection parameter: