Generate Keys

The keys command lets you produce a new set of public and private keys, which are essential for Antelope blockchain operations such as account creation and transaction signing, among others.


The command is called using the keys keyword. Here is a basic example of how to use it:

npx @wharfkit/cli keys

This command will output both the private key and its associated public key.

SECURITY WARNING: Note that by using this command through npx, your computer will be automatically downloading and using the latest version of @wharfkit/cli and then generating the private key locally. This approach is the easiest, but could be vulnerable to situations that may compromise the keys. Building @wharfkit/cli from source, reviewing the dependencies, and running in an isolated/secure environment can improve the security. In most situations these keys will be fine for development purposes, but to securely generate keys that will be associated with anything of real value, please consider using other methods of key generation or an HSM.