Create an account#

If you are using Concordium Legacy Wallet or Desktop Wallet, when you created your identity, it came with an initial account. The initial account is a special account that the identity provider submits to the chain. When you already have an identity, you can create more accounts with that identity yourself.

If you are using Concordium Wallet for Web or Concordium Wallet for Android, no initial account was created when you created your identity. You create all accounts related to your identities.

To learn more about identities and accounts, see Identities and Accounts.

Desktop Wallet

Note

You can’t import accounts that were created on the Concordium Legacy Wallet, Concordium Wallet for Android, or Concordium Wallet for Web.

Before you create more accounts, you need a LEDGER device with the Concordium LEDGER App installed. See Set up the LEDGER device and install the Concordium LEDGER App.

  1. Go to Accounts. You can now see all the accounts that you’re the custodian of.

  2. Select the plus sign in the upper right corner to create a new account.

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  3. Enter a name for your new account, and then select Continue.

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  4. Select the identity you want to create the new account from. All available identities are listed in the right pane.

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  5. Select whether you want to reveal any attributes on the account or not. The available attributes depend on the identity provider.

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Note

If you select Reveal attributes, the selected attributes will be public on the blockchain. Concordium recommends that you do not reveal any attributes.

  1. Select Submit without revealing attributes.

  2. Connect your LEDGER device if you haven’t done so already, and enter your PIN code. Press the up and down arrows to choose a digit, and then press both buttons to select the digit. The LEDGER device says Concordium is ready.

  3. Wait for the message in the Desktop Wallet saying Ledger Nano S is ready or Ledger Nano S Plus is ready and select Submit.

  4. You now have to confirm the following on the LEDGER device:

    • Create credential (each credential is assigned a number): Press the right button and then both buttons to confirm Accept.

    • Public key: Press both buttons to accept.

  5. Verify that the public key on the LEDGER device corresponds to the public key in the Desktop Wallet. Use the right button to navigate through the key.

  6. Press both buttons to confirm, and then in the Desktop Wallet, select Continue.

  7. The LEDGER device says Review details. Press both buttons, and then press the right button to navigate through the public key and verify that it corresponds to the information in the Desktop Wallet. Press both buttons to confirm.

  8. Verify that the signature threshold on the LEDGER device corresponds to the threshold in the Desktop Wallet.

  9. Press the right button to verify that the anonymity revoker threshold on the LEDGER device corresponds to the threshold in the Desktop Wallet, and then press both buttons.

  10. The LEDGER device says Sign details. Press both buttons to sign the transaction. In the Desktop Wallet you can now see the that the account has been submitted to the blockchain.

  11. Select Finished. Your new account is now listed along with the other accounts you’re the custodian of.

Concordium Wallet for Android
  1. Go to the Accounts page.

  2. Tap the + in the upper right corner.

  3. Tap the identity you want to use to create the account.

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  4. Finally, tap Submit account.

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Your new account is now visible on the Accounts page. It might take a little while for it to finalize on the chain.

You can edit the account name after it has been created so that it is more descriptive in your wallet. For more information, see Change account name.

Concordium Legacy Wallet

Note

It is no longer possible for users of Concordium Legacy Wallet on an Android device to create new accounts.

  1. Go to the Accounts page.

  2. Tap the + in the upper right corner.

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  3. Enter a name for your new account. Tap Next.

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  4. Tap the identity you want to use to create the account.

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  5. You now have the option to reveal some attributes publicly on the account. Unless you have a good reason to do so, it is recommended not to reveal any attributes.

    • If you want to reveal some attributes, tap Reveal account attributes, select the attributes you want to reveal, and then tap Submit account.

    • If you don’t want to reveal any attributes, tap Submit account.

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  6. Finally, tap Ok, thanks.

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Your new account is now visible on the Accounts page. It might take a little while for it to finalize on the chain.

Warning

Backup is essential. If you lose your mobile phone or need to restore your mobile phone and you don’t have a backup from the Mobile Wallet, you can’t access your wallet and your CCDs are permanently inaccessible. Concordium does not take any responsibility if you lose access to your accounts. Concordium strongly advise you to complete a backup every time you create an account and store the backup file in a secure place - preferably offline. For more information, see Make a backup of identities and accounts in Mobile Wallet.

Note

To access the Balance of the new account, tap the Balance area on the account card or tap Button with More and double-headed arrow.

Concordium Wallet for Web
  1. To switch to the accounts page, click three horizontal lines and select Accounts. If you do not have any accounts, you can click Create account and skip to step 3. If you do not have any identity to create an account, you can click Create new identity. For information about the identity creation process, see Create an identity.

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  2. Click the Accounts drop-down. Then click Add new.

  3. Select the identity to use to create the account. Click Create new account.