How To Get Account Information


This how-to guide provides instructions on how to query infomation of an EOSIO account. The example in this how-to guide retrieves information of the eosio account.

Before you begin

  • Install the currently supported version of cleos

The cleos tool is bundled with the EOSIO software. Installing EOSIO will also install the cleos tool.

Command Reference

See the following reference guide for command line usage and related options for the cleos command:


The following step shows how to query information of the eosio account:

  1. Run the following command:
cleos get account eosio


  • eosio = The name of the default system account in the EOSIO blockchain.

Example Output

created: 2018-06-01T12:00:00.000
privileged: true
     owner     1:    1 EOS6MRyAjQq8ud7hVNYcfnVPJqcVpscN5So8BhtHuGYqET5GDW5CV
        active     1:    1 EOS6MRyAjQq8ud7hVNYcfnVPJqcVpscN5So8BhtHuGYqET5GDW5CV
     quota:       unlimited  used:     3.004 KiB

net bandwidth:
     used:               unlimited
     available:          unlimited
     limit:              unlimited

cpu bandwidth:
     used:               unlimited
     available:          unlimited
     limit:              unlimited
Account Fields

Depending on the EOSIO network you are connected, you might see different fields associated with an account. That depends on which system contract has been deployed on the network.