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I cannot unlock my account.

I decrypted my account from encrypted accoun, and want to unlock it to deploy contract.

However, I am getting this error,

 Node error: {"code":-32000,"message":"could not decrypt key with given passphrase"

This is my web3 code.

const decryptEtherAccount = await web3.eth.accounts.decrypt(etherAccount,'test!')
web3.eth.defaultAccount = await decryptEtherAccount.address
const account = await web3.eth.getAccounts()
const address = await web3.eth.personal.unlockAccount(account[0], decryptEtherAccount.privateKey, 1000)
console.log(address)

Are there any problems of my code?

Also, could we unlock account, not node?

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  • Have you tried what I suggested to you in a comment on your previous question? Sep 28, 2019 at 10:44
  • @goodvibration Yes!! This code is what I did based on documentation. However, I didn't make my account by this function web3.eth.personal.newAccount(password, [callback]) , so I think I don't need to unlock account. Did I made mistake ?
    – gnxvw
    Sep 28, 2019 at 11:40
  • Yes, you did... Sep 28, 2019 at 11:53
  • @goodvibration Sorry, where is it ...?
    – gnxvw
    Sep 28, 2019 at 12:25
  • It's in I think I don't need to unlock account. Sep 28, 2019 at 13:02

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We can unlock account only for the account that made from web3.eth.personal.newAccount(password, [callback].

If your address is made by in any other way, you don't have to unlock it.

You need your privatekey.

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