Manage accounts lets you create new accounts, list all existing accounts, import a private key into a new account, migrate to newest key format and change your password. It supports interactive mode, when you are prompted for password as well as non-interactive mode where passwords are supplied via a given password file.
Non-interactive mode is only meant for scripted use on test networks or known safe environments. Make sure you remember the password you gave when creating a new account with new, update or import. Without it you are not able to unlock your account.
Make sure you backup your keys regularly! If a custom datadir and keystore option are given the keystore option takes preference over the datadir option. The order of accounts when listing, is lexicographic, but as a consequence of the timestamp format, it is actually order of creation.
It is safe to transfer the entire directory or the individual keys therein between ethereum nodes. Note that in case you are adding keys to your node from a different node, the order of accounts may change. So make sure you do not rely or change the index in your scripts or code snippets.
For non-interactive use the passphrase can be specified with the --password flag:. Note, this is meant to be used for testing only, it is a bad idea to save your password to file or expose in any other way. The keyfile is assumed to contain an unencrypted private key as canonical EC raw bytes encoded into hex.
Therefore you make sure you either do not rely on the account order or doublecheck and update the indexes used in your scripts. Warning: If you use the password flag with a password file, best to make sure the file is not readable or even listable for anyone but you.
You achieve this with:. You can update an existing account on the command line with the update subcommand with the account address or index as parameter. You can specify multiple accounts at once. The account is saved in the newest version in encrypted format, you are prompted for a passphrase to unlock the account and another to save the updated file. This same command can therefore be used to migrate an account of a deprecated format to the newest format or change the password for an account.
It can be used non-interactively with the —password option taking a passwordfile as argument containing the wallet password in cleartext. Note : This order can change if you copy keyfiles from other nodes, so make sure you either do not rely on indexes or make sure if you copy keys you check and update your account indexes in your scripts. If you want to use an account non-interactively, you need to unlock it. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search.
I have used metamask on my old computer, where I had multiple accounts in it. When I moved to my new computer, I used the mnemonic phrase to import my existing wallet. The accounts that are now created out of the same seed phrases have different keys. I know I could export the private keys on my old computer, and import the exact same account into the new metamask using the private key too, but I still do not understand why it is not the same automatically?
If I would have gotten my computer stolen, and I would have thought backing up only the seed phrases is enough, would I have lost all my balances? Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Stack Overflow for Teams — Start collaborating and sharing organizational knowledge. Create a free Team Why Teams? Learn more.
Why can't I reach my account, after I imported my metamask account using my mnemonic seed phrases? Ask Question. Asked 6 months ago. Modified 6 months ago. Viewed 87 times. Improve this question. The mnemonic seed phrases are right, because I have access to both computers and I could copy and paste the words. I have also seen this problem with others online, and I do not understand how it happens.
Please see this post for the context around this decision and this post for how to migrate to alternative tools. With the keystore files. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Stack Overflow for Teams — Start collaborating and sharing organizational knowledge.
Create a free Team Why Teams? Learn more. Import accounts on Ethereum Wallet is disabled Ask Question. Asked 1 year, 7 months ago. Modified 1 year, 7 months ago. Viewed times. How can I import them? With the Wallet UI? Where can I see the commands available? Improve this question. Scorpion Scorpion 2 2 bronze badges. Add a comment.
Sorted by: Reset to default. Highest score default Date modified newest first Date created oldest first. If try to open an issue on the github page you can see: Mist and Ethereum Wallet are no longer supported applications. If you want to run your own node I suppose that you have to use geth. Improve this answer. If you open up your keystore file in a text editor it contains data pertaining to the encryption of the private key.
Keystore Files are password protected. Without the password, you cannot decrypt the Keystore File. In order to import the wallet, you need to know the corresponding password. The password for this Keystore File is: TrustWallet 1. Note: In this scenario we will Import an Ethereum wallet. There are other assets supported by the app. Choose the right one you are trying to import. On the Import Ethereum screen, tap on the Keystore tab. Open your Keystore file and copy the contents of the file and paste it on the Keystore tab.
I recently downloaded the latest wallet and since doing so my wallet (not account) has changed to 'view only' so I cannot touch the. Unable to load presale eth from 'Accounts'->'Import Accounts'. However, simple 'Ctrl+I' is functioning fine. This is for both Mist and Wallet. Hello, I am new to Meta Mask. I am trying to connect to my MyEtherWallet, but when I choose Import Wallet, enter the phrase, create the new.