I unlock an account on parity startup using the following arguments:

   --unlock $COINBASE \
   --password $CONFIG_DIR/password \

How can I unlock multiple accounts at startup?


--unlock expects a comma-delimited list of addresses, e.g.:

parity \
  -- password $CONFIG_DIR/password \

Note that this implies that the password on all accounts is the same. Hope this helps.

Disclosure: I work for Parity.

  • What if the password is different for the each account, does it still work? @5chdn♦ – alper May 11 '17 at 20:31
  • No, you should use the console for that. – Afr May 15 '17 at 9:12
  • @5chdn What about using the config toml file? Could you unlock multiple accounts with different passwords in that case? – stone.212 Nov 22 '17 at 0:01
  • 1
    Yes, it's working the same way. – Afr Nov 23 '17 at 13:57
  • @Afri is there a way to unlock accounts programmatically using json or web3? It would be better because you could also re-lock them when the transaction is complete. – stone.212 May 19 '18 at 23:03

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