I am going through the CREATE SYMMETRIC KEY (Transact-SQL) page.
In there it says as a Caution
When a symmetric key is encrypted with a password instead of the public key of the database master key, the TRIPLE DES encryption algorithm is used. Because of this, keys that are created with a strong encryption algorithm, such as AES, are themselves secured by a weaker algorithm.
I do not understand the first part in bold and have a couple of questions.
From my testing I do not see an option to encrypt a symmetric key with Database Master key.
Isn't the Database master key a Symmetric key. What do they mean by public key of th database master key?