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, and, in the case of Concordium Legacy Wallet and Desktop Wallet, an initial account issued by the identity provider. The identity provider submits the initial account to the chain and knows the identity of the owner of the initial account, but not of any other accounts that you create. For Concordium Wallet for Web and Concordium Wallet for Android, an initial account is not submitted by the identity provider.

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

Warning

You can only exchange identities and accounts between the Concordium Wallet for Web and the Concordium Wallet for Android.

Desktop Wallet

Before you start, you need a LEDGER 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.

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

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  3. Select an identity provider.

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  4. Connect your LEDGER device and enter your PIN code on the LEDGER device. 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 device. On the LEDGER device, press both buttons when it says Concordium. The LEDGER device 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 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.

  8. Review 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.

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

  10. The LEDGER device 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 device 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.

Note

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.

Concordium Wallet for Android

You can submit requests for additional identities in the Concordium Wallet for Android. You do this from the Identities page.

  1. Tap gear wheel.

  2. Tap Your identity cards page.

  3. Tap the + in the upper right corner.

  4. Select a third-party identity provider from the list. An external web page opens within the app.

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  5. Enter the information requested by the third-party identity provider. The information might vary depending on the identity provider. However, they will ask you to provide photos of identification documents and a selfie.

  6. When you have submitted the information to the identity provider, you will have a pending identity in your app. The verification or rejection is usually retrieved from the identity provider within minutes, but check your app frequently to retrieve the result. It might take up to seven days for the result to appear.

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You can edit the identity name after it has been created so that it is more descriptive in your wallet. This does not change anything with the identity provider or on chain. For more information, see Change identity name.

Concordium Legacy Wallet

Note

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

You can submit requests for additional identities in the Concordium Legacy Wallet. You do this from the Identities page.

  1. Go to the Three dots button page.

  2. Tap Your identity cards page.

  3. Tap the + in the upper right corner.

  4. Enter a name for your initial account. This name is only stored locally in the app and is only known by you. Tap Continue.

  5. Enter a name for your identity. Again, this name is only stored locally in the app and only known by you. Tap Continue to identity providers.

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  6. Select a third-party identity provider from the list. An external web page opens within the app.

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  7. Enter the information requested by the third-party identity provider. The information might vary depending on the identity provider. However, they will ask you to provide photos of identification documents and a selfie.

  8. When you have submitted the information to the identity provider, you will have a pending identity in your app. The verification or rejection is usually retrieved from the identity provider within minutes, but check your app frequently to retrieve the result. It might take up to seven days for the result to appear.

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Warning

When your identity and initial account has been verified, 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 More.

Concordium Wallet for Web

You can submit requests for additional identities in the Concordium Wallet for Web. You do this from the ID cards page. If you are not in the ID cards page, click three horizontal lines to select it. If you do not have any identities, you can click Request identity.

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  1. Click the ID cards drop-down.

  2. Click Request new.

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  3. Select a third-party identity provider from the list. An external web page opens in your default web browser.

  4. Enter the information requested by the third-party identity provider. The information might vary depending on the identity provider. However, they will ask you to provide photos of identification documents and a selfie.

  5. When you have submitted the information to the identity provider, you will have a pending identity in your app. The verification or rejection is usually retrieved from the identity provider within minutes, but check frequently to retrieve the result. The result can be retrieved for up to seven days.