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In geth I can unlock my account via:

personal.unlockAccount(address, password, seconds)

in the web3js v1.0 I cannot find a similar function in the documentation.

How can I unlock my account with webjs v1.0?

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I believe it's just web3.eth.personal.unlockAccount. If you search the page you linked to for unlockAccount, you'll see it mentioned as a TODO. (Keep in mind that 1.0 is still in beta.)

EDIT

Per comments below, the issue was that --rpcapi personal was missing from the geth's command line.

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  • I already tried that like so: web3.eth.personal.unlockAccount(coinbase, 'test', 10), but I catch an error: Error: Returned error: The method personal_unlockAccount does not exist/is not available => the function does not exist?
    – DrDirk
    Mar 8, 2018 at 19:02
  • What node are you connected to? I believe that error is coming from the node.
    – user19510
    Mar 8, 2018 at 19:23
  • I am working on my private chain hosed by geth v1.8.2-unstable-423c8bb1. Could you give me some detail on how to test if my private chain is the problem?
    – DrDirk
    Mar 8, 2018 at 19:27
  • Can you share your command-line parameters? Is personal included in your --rpcapi parameter?
    – user19510
    Mar 8, 2018 at 19:32
  • geth --datadir ./PrivateNet/chain --networkid 9987 --rpc --rpccorsdomain "http://localhost:8080" command to start the blockchain. And yes the problem was the missing --rpcapi eth,web3,personal. The documentation is given here Management APIS. Thanks a lot! Post an answer and I'll close this question.
    – DrDirk
    Mar 8, 2018 at 20:19

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