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How to unlock account from web3?

How to enable ipcapi from geth javascript console?

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Try to use :
geth --rpc --rpcaddr="0.0.0.0" --rpccorsdomain="*" --rpcapi="db,eth,net,web3,personal,web3" --ipcapi "admin,eth,debug,personal,web3"

if it doesn't work drop the ipcapi part.

then unlock the account using the command : web3.personal.unlockAccount("account","password");

  • when i am running --ipcapi "admin,eth,debug,personal,web3" command it is giving me fatal Error- resource not available – Sagar Feb 3 '17 at 6:48
  • I am not able to figure out how to start geth with rpc and ipc API. can you please help me resolve this. – Sagar Feb 3 '17 at 7:01
  • Howe did you start it? – Badr Bellaj Feb 3 '17 at 9:30
  • i am connecting using Putty – Sagar Feb 3 '17 at 11:21
  • I meant what was the command you've run? geth ... – Badr Bellaj Feb 3 '17 at 12:31

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