When I install the Ganache a mnemonic is shown at the user interface.

I think that the mnemonic which is shown in Ganache UI is for first account (account[0]).

As a test I open the MetaMask select restore from seed feature enter above mnemonic and I get the account that its public and private key are same as account[0] which is shown in Ganache

So, is it possible that I can have the mnemonic for other accounts.

A syntax is shown in front of mnemonic that is m/44'/60'/0'/0/account_index, I think there must be a way to change account_index here but no luck

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The mnemonic you have is for every account.

In regards to the HD path m/44'/60'/0'/0/account_index, account[0] is basically account[account_index] so if you simply just use the "Create Account" function on Metamask, you are increasing the account_index for that account recovered under that mnemonic.

So account[0 - whatever] under your Ganache setup is basically a path with a HDPath base of m/44'/60'/0'/0 that are just children paths using the same recovery mnemonic.

  • I thought that each mnemonic is for one private and public account, which seems to be wrong. As you mentioned The mnemonic you have is for _every account_. Jul 21, 2018 at 4:05

I think the ganache has used a single mnemonic for 10 ethereum accounts. because when I was using a random account and logged out, then I used a mnemonic to replace the new password for the meta mask. Read more on:https://truffleframework.com/docs/ganache/using

In docs:

The Accounts & Keys page sets details about the number of accounts created,
and whether to use a specific mnemonic or let Ganache generate its own.
  • When I enter the mnemonic I get the public and private key of first account not all of them ! Jul 17, 2018 at 11:20
  • Yes. Try Create Account to get another account. The accounts will be sorted in order in the ganache. Login first will be always account with index 0.
    – xPain
    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:26

Try adding an account to the MetaMask instance to which you imported the mnemonic. The new account should be account[1]

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