I would expect this to return 10 accounts but I get only 1.

const provider = new HDWalletProvider(mnemonic, "https://rinkeby.infura.io/ll2k3jdlKDl")
    web3 = new Web3(provider)
    let accounts = await web3.eth.getAccountsAsync()

Can anyone explain why? or how I can get more accounts on there. My understanding is that the other 9 accounts should be derived from my mnemonic. Is Infura not doing that for some reason?

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If you're using truffle-hdwallet-provider, the documentation says this:

By default, the HDWalletProvider will use the address of the first address that's generated from the mnemonic. If you pass in a specific index, it'll use that address instead. Currently, the HDWalletProvider manages only one address at a time, but it can be easily upgraded to manage (i.e., "unlock") multiple addresses.


Actually, it looks like this has already been done. See https://github.com/trufflesuite/truffle-hdwallet-provider/blob/master/index.js#L10:

function HDWalletProvider(mnemonic, provider_url, address_index=0, num_addresses=1) {

It looks like you can just pass a fourth parameter. E.g.

new HDWalletProvider(mnemonic, "https://rinkeby.infura.io/ll2k3jdlKDl", 0, 10)
  • Do you know how to "unlock" multiple addresses? The documentation is not clear to me. Or an alternative to HDWalletProvider if its impossible?
    – ted oland
    Feb 28, 2018 at 22:43
  • See my edit. It looks like someone already did that.
    – user19510
    Feb 28, 2018 at 22:46
  • This looks like the commit that added support for multiple accounts, but the README was not updated: github.com/trufflesuite/truffle-hdwallet-provider/commit/….
    – user19510
    Feb 28, 2018 at 22:48
  • Thanks, if anyone is wondering i copied and pasted that into my node_modules/truffle-hdwallet-provider/index.js and it worked!
    – ted oland
    Feb 28, 2018 at 22:52
  • The issue is that the GitHub code is updated to support multiple accounts, but npm has not been updated. @tedoland instead of changing the code, try this: npm install --save-dev git+github.com/trufflesuite/truffle-hdwallet-provider.git#71520a2 Mar 8, 2018 at 17:52

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