I'm running testrpc on the default port 7545.

I run truffle console and test with: web3.eth.getAccounts().then( function (result) { return result[0] });

This works fine. According to docs the getAccounts() method only works if the account is connected properly with ganache, so it seems I should be all set.

when I enable MetaMask in crome and setup to required accounts, localhost web page is showing loading evin i had properly setup MetaMask as shown in image.

Capture333 But when I dissabled the MetaMask, It is showing proper output with account at index 0 as shown below: Capture444

truffle version
Truffle v5.1.26 (core: 5.1.26)
Solidity - 0.4.25 (solc-js)
Node v12.13.0
Web3.js v1.2.1

Please help me getting out of this.

1 Answer 1


In order to display accounts with Metamask first you have to prompt the user to allow the application to have access to the accounts.

Check https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/blob/master/EIPS/eip-1102.md

Look for window.ethereum and if it's presented call window.ethereum.enable() and after that is resolved, you will be able to access the accounts.

  • Do we have to look for window.ethereum in truffle console? May 21, 2020 at 10:37
  • I cannot answer you precisely to that question because I haven't used truffle. You have to ask about that in the code that is executed in the browser.
    – Tek
    May 21, 2020 at 10:39
  • thanks Tek let me check for that May 21, 2020 at 10:41
  • let app = await Election.deployed() , let accounts = web3.eth.getAccounts() and app.vote(1,{ from: accounts[1] }) is working in truffle that means i can vote from different accounts, so I'm having account access May 21, 2020 at 11:04
  • so there is no need for window.ethereum.enable() May 21, 2020 at 11:06

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