the javascript file used to communicate with test-net :


if (typeof web3 !== 'undefined'){
  console.log('Web3 found');
    web3 = new Web3(web3.currentProvider);
  } else {
    web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8545"));

var count = $("#noOfAccount").val();
for (let index = 0; index < count; index++) {
  var accounts = web3.eth.accounts.create();


I am using ganache-cli as a local provider I don't know which web3 version it uses but the package.json file in my project folder seems to use 1.0.0

"name": "project",
"version": "1.0.0",
"description": "",
"main": "index.js",
"scripts": {
  "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
"author": "",
"license": "ISC",
"dependencies": {
  "web3": "^1.0.0-beta.30"

but after running the web page to create an account am getting an error

"TypeError: web3.eth.accounts.create is not a function"

but the node consoles (it uses web3-1.0.0) I can run the same command, How can I resolve this error, I think changing the web3 version used by ganache-cli will do the task but don't know how to do it?


1 Answer 1


The account can be created using the following command.


This method generates a new private key and stores it in the key store directory. The key file is encrypted with the given passphrase/password and returns the address of the new account.

Reference :- https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Management-APIs#personal_newaccount

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