How To Create A Wallet

Goal

Create a keosd wallet

Before you begin

  • Install the currently supported version of cleos
  • Understand the following:

    • What is an account
    • What is a public and private key pair

Steps

Create a wallet and save the password to a file:

cleos wallet create --file password.pwd

This should produce similar output as below. Note the wallet is named default if no name is provided.

Creating wallet: default
Save password to use in the future to unlock this wallet.
Without password imported keys will not be retrievable.
saving password to password.pwd

Alternatively, you can name a wallet with -n option:

cleos wallet create -n named_wallet -f passwd

You should see something like the output below:

Creating wallet: named_wallet
Save password to use in the future to unlock this wallet.
Without password imported keys will not be retrievable.
saving password to passwd