I successfully created a private network with some accounts with lots of ETH following the instructions on parity's github

but when I try to create a transaction the signer wants me to validate each transaction. This is not usable in development.

I tried to use the --unlock account option and provided the --password file. Parity starts up but transactions simply hang after that.

How can I switch off the signer?

  • Unlocking that account is the perfect solution on a dev chain. Which version are you using? Is there any message in the logs?
    – q9f
    Aug 25, 2017 at 7:56

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To disable the signer, you can turn off the whole Wallet User Interface by running Parity with the --no-ui flag.

This will disable the signer and force you to sign the transactions or unlock the accounts via RPC.

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