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Axelard_keys_add

axelard keys add

Add an encrypted private key (either newly generated or recovered), encrypt it, and save to <name> file

Synopsis

Derive a new private key and encrypt to disk. Optionally specify a BIP39 mnemonic, a BIP39 passphrase to further secure the mnemonic, and a bip32 HD path to derive a specific account. The key will be stored under the given name and encrypted with the given password. The only input that is required is the encryption password.

If run with -i, it will prompt the user for BIP44 path, BIP39 mnemonic, and passphrase. The flag --recover allows one to recover a key from a seed passphrase. If run with --dry-run, a key would be generated (or recovered) but not stored to the local keystore. Use the --pubkey flag to add arbitrary public keys to the keystore for constructing multisig transactions.

You can create and store a multisig key by passing the list of key names stored in a keyring and the minimum number of signatures required through --multisig-threshold. The keys are sorted by address, unless the flag --nosort is set. Example:

keys add mymultisig --multisig "keyname1,keyname2,keyname3" --multisig-threshold 2
axelard keys add <name> [flags]

Options

      --account uint32           Account number for HD derivation
      --algo string              Key signing algorithm to generate keys for (default "secp256k1")
      --coin-type uint32         coin type number for HD derivation (default 118)
      --dry-run                  Perform action, but don't add key to local keystore
      --hd-path string           Manual HD Path derivation (overrides BIP44 config)
  -h, --help                     help for add
      --index uint32             Address index number for HD derivation
  -i, --interactive              Interactively prompt user for BIP39 passphrase and mnemonic
      --ledger                   Store a local reference to a private key on a Ledger device
      --multisig strings         List of key names stored in keyring to construct a public legacy multisig key
      --multisig-threshold int   K out of N required signatures. For use in conjunction with --multisig (default 1)
      --no-backup                Don't print out seed phrase (if others are watching the terminal)
      --nosort                   Keys passed to --multisig are taken in the order they're supplied
      --pubkey string            Parse a public key in JSON format and saves key info to <name> file.
      --recover                  Provide seed phrase to recover existing key instead of creating

Options inherited from parent commands

      --home string              The application home directory (default "$HOME/.axelar")
      --keyring-backend string   Select keyring's backend (os|file|test) (default "file")
      --keyring-dir string       The client Keyring directory; if omitted, the default 'home' directory will be used
      --log_format string        The logging format (json|plain) (default "plain")
      --log_level string         The logging level (trace|debug|info|warn|error|fatal|panic) (default "info")
      --output string            Output format (text|json) (default "text")
      --trace                    print out full stack trace on errors

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