Questions tagged [keystore]

the storage of your private keys for the ethereum clients

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How to backup mist wallets?

I know I can backup the keystore files from my running ethereum client which holds my accounts. But how can I backup wallets created with mist? Is it enough to write down the public address where the ...
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How do I get the raw private key from my Mist keystore file?

I use the Mist wallet. I would like to know: How I can get the private key of my account. How I can use this private key to sign messages.
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Where are my keys and chain data located if I am using Parity?

Switched from geth to Parity and wondering where my information now is. Thanks.
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Convert an eth key to a geth key

I need to convert my eth key to a geth key. eth put the key in %appdata%\roaming\Web3\keys, and I see it as a .json file. If I move that to the %appdata%\roaming\Ethereum\keystore directory, geth ...
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How to send ether to a cold storage account?

Is it possible to do the following: Back up the keystore on a usb drive. Format the computer used to generate the keystore. Send ether to a public address in the keystore. Reinstall geth (or other ...
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Is it possible to regenerate the private key file?

I have created an account in testnet which I know the address and the password of, but I did not backup the private key file. Can I somehow create the key file again using the password? Or is my ...
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How to generate a keystore (UTC) file from the raw private key?

If I have the plaintext private key, -how- can I generate a geth-compatible keystore file using Node.js? I think I need to encrypt it using the scrypt algorithm by supplying a password, but I don't ...
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Do I need to encrypt the keystore file(s)?

When I run cat on one of the files in the keystore directory I see things like id, mac, etc. but I do not see private key. Is it safe to send the keystore file unencrypted over the internet? If the ...
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If someone gets my geth keystore files, can they spend my ETH without knowing my password(s)?

I always assumed so, since geth requires a new password for every account, but just want to be sure.
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Where does metamask store the wallet seed? (file path)

I have a Windows installation that cannot be booted anymore. I'd like to copy the file containing the Metamask wallet seed to another machine and have that Metamask installation use it. The same ...
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Install Mist Ethereum on external HDD [duplicate]

The question is simple though I can't find a solution to this - how do I keep all ethereum-related files on an external hard disk drive? I would like to have the blockchain data, keystore and Mist ...
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How can I get a mnemonic phrase from a private key?

I have a private key for my wallet and also a keystore for it. I want to use it in MEWConnect. Is there a way to get a mnemonic phrase from a private key?
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How can I force geth to create accounts in a different keystore?

In geth using Mist I noticed that I have 2 keystores in two different places. One for the main blockchain in Users/<user>/Library/Ethereum/keystore/ (OS X) and on testnet in Users/<user>/...
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Can I delete “address” field from the ethereum key file?

I don't like that anyone who reads my encrypted ethereum JSON key file knows my address and balance. Can I delete the "address" field and still be able to import that file into geth and MyEtherWallet?
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How get private key or password from my keystore [duplicate]

I had wallet from 2016, but i'm forget password login by keystore. Current i just had keystore, how i can get private key or password keystore? Thank so much