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Export Private Key

This guide explains how a user can export their private keys from the Arcana wallet UI.

Security Risk

Exporting a private key from the Arcana wallet is risky as it exposes user keys in clear text. Do not share private keys with anyone, including anyone from the Arcana Network team.

While exporting keys using the Arcana wallet UI, make sure no one else can see or capture a screenshot while you retrieve your private key.

Prerequisites

  • To use the Arcana wallet, users must log in to a Web3 app that is integrated with the Arcana Auth SDK.

  • Depending on the type of blockchain signing experience set up by the app developer, the Arcana wallet may appear only when a blockchain transaction is triggered, or it may be visible at all times once the user logs in. Upon login, the wallet is displayed in its minimized state. Click the wallet to view it in maximized state. Use the 'v' icon on the top right of the wallet to minimize it.

Steps

Make sure that the wallet is in the maximized state. Click the User Profile tab. Under the 'Private Key' section, you will see the Export Key option.

When a user selects Export Key, you will see the following confirmation screen:

If the user chooses to Proceed, two options are available to export the key. Users can either copy or download the private key from the wallet.

Security and Privacy

The user's private keys are visible only to the authenticated user via the Arcana wallet UI, on demand. It cannot be accessed by the app developer. Arcana Network does not store any keys. The key shares are generated by the distributed key generation subsystem in the Arcana Network and the user's private key is assembled using these key shares on the user's device locally.

Once exported, keeping the private key safe is the responsibility of the user.

That is all!

You are all set to use the exported private keys.

What's Next?

Authenticated users can use the Arcana wallet to sign blockchain transactions, send and receive native, ERC20, or custom tokens, and more.

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Last update: June 29, 2023 by shaloo, shalz