Auxiliary Tools#

Decrypt encrypted output#

Some Concordium tools, such as the Concordium Legacy Wallet, sometimes produce encrypted output. These files can be decrypted and inspected using the utils tool . You can download the tool from Installation downloads.

To encrypt, enter:

$utils encrypt --in input.example --out output.json

where --in ... is the file to encrypt, and --out is the file where encrypted data will be written.

The code example above results in the following interaction:

Enter password to encrypt with: ....
Re-enter password: ....
Writing output to output.json

To decrypt, enter:

$utils decrypt --in output.json --out decrypted-keys

Enter password to decrypt with, writing output to decrypted-keys.

where --in ... is the encrypted file, and --out is the decryption.

Getting your private key from an account already imported to the concordium-client#

Display your keys with the following command:

$concordium-client config show

Save the encryptedSignKey blob to a file named output.json. The content of that file should look similar to the below content.

    "cipherText": "K1ylur5Qy+UUYlwyShu1W6rRgRhcN12e91SEGZ9UBboEzTVVQ80cDpsJNBQmU+sBlo1FKrGxKFzPjxhKxxohmZ99yDXgyo9bMDxuTosqcfY=",
    "metadata": {
        "encryptionMethod": "AES-256",
        "initializationVector": "oJhcClLqUEotJxh4nmuCgA==",
        "iterations": 100000,
        "keyDerivationMethod": "PBKDF2WithHmacSHA256",
        "salt": "0XSYLtrsLN+XXwYqxD+gDw=="

Decode your private key by running the decrypt command on the output.json file. You will need to enter your password from the backup file when it was exported from the mobile wallet.

$utils decrypt --in output.json --out decrypted-keys

Your private key will be saved to the decrypted-keys file.