In native geth applicaton, I was able to unlock accounts with only account address and its passphrase.

How to open the JavaScript console on Parity? guide us to open a console for communicate with Parity.

When I use JavaScript console on Parity, I was not able to do the same. Please see following JavaScript console on Parity: unable to unlock account. Error: Method not found.

I have told that:

You can't unlock an account without private key.

Based on that; using JavaScript console on Parity: How could I import account's private key(which was created using geth), which I would like to unlock?

  • Why do you want to do it via console? Try parity account import <file>.
    – q9f
    May 10, 2017 at 7:28
  • I keep facing with following error: Importing accounts failed. I tried to import file that is stored under keystore that is created by geth. @5chdn
    – alper
    May 10, 2017 at 7:56
  • I import the account from parity gui, but when I try to unlock in on the javascript console, personal does not unlock in. @5chdn
    – alper
    May 10, 2017 at 9:48
  • Is it visible when you type eth.accounts ?
    – q9f
    May 10, 2017 at 9:49
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    We are running in circles. Your answer is this. You don't need to import your account if it's already visible by eth.accounts. Wrong password?
    – q9f
    May 16, 2017 at 8:00

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To import an account from geth, type on your terminal:

parity wallet import ~/.ethereum/keystore/UTC--2015-10-15T18-13-54.xxxxxx --password ~/path/to/password.txt

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