Create an identity#

Before you can start using a Wallet and submit transactions to the blockchain, you need an identity issued by an identity provider. To learn more about identities and accounts, see Identities and Accounts.


You can’t exchange identities and accounts between the Concordium Legacy Wallet or Concordium Wallet for Android and the Desktop Wallet. You can, however, send CCD from one wallet to another.

Before you start, you need a Ledger hardware device that’s set up and ready for use.

  1. Go to Accounts. A message is displayed if you don’t have an identity or an initial account yet. Select Request new. If you’ve been using another computer, and you already have an existing account, you can select Import existing. You can also create a new identity if you already have one or more by going to Identities and clicking on the plus in the upper right corner of the window.

  2. Enter a name for your identity, and then enter a name for your initial account. Select Continue.

  3. Select an identity provider.

  4. Connect your Ledger hardware device and enter your PIN code on the Ledger. Press the buttons above the up and down arrows to choose a digit, and then press both buttons to select the digit.

  5. In the Desktop Wallet, there’s a message asking you to open the Concordium application on the Ledger. On the Ledger, press both buttons when it says Concordium. The Ledger says Concordium is ready.

  6. In the Desktop Wallet there’s a message saying Ledger Nano S is ready or Ledger Nano S Plus is ready. Select Submit.

  7. Press both buttons to confirm the following on the Ledger:

    • 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.

  8. Review that the public key on the Ledger corresponds to the public key in the Desktop Wallet. Use the right button to navigate through the key.

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

  10. The Ledger says Review identity provider info. 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.

  11. Verify that the signature threshold on the Ledger corresponds to the threshold in the Desktop Wallet.

  12. Press the right button, and then press both buttons to sign the identity provider information.

  13. In the Desktop Wallet, the New identity page is displayed. Enter the identity verification information and select Submit. This information will vary depending on the identity provider. The identity provider submits the identity to the blockchain. When the initial account is created in a finalized block on the blockchain, the identity provider confirms the identity, and after confirmation, a green check mark is displayed next to the Concordium logo on the identity.

  14. Select Finished. When you’ve created more accounts, you can recognize you initial account by the text (identity) next to the name.


You can change the name of an identity after it has been created. Go to the Identities page. Select the identity. Click small square with pencil next to the identity name. Change the name and click the check mark to save the change.