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Specifies the key for a strongly encrypted database.
dbsrv16 [ server-options ] database-file -ek key ...
All operating systems and database servers.
You must provide the key value with the -ek option to start an encrypted database. The key is a string, including mixed cases,
numbers, letters, and special characters.
To enter the encryption key in a window so it cannot be seen in clear text, use the -ep server option.
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 -ek database option must be specified after the database-file, and applies only to that database.
The following example starts a database and specifies the encryption key on the command line.
dbsrv16 -x tcpip mydata.db -ek "Akmm9u70y"