# Accounts and Wallets
und CMD can be used to create new accounts, or import previous accounts
Before continuing, ensure you have gone through the following docs:
# Create a new account
When you create a new account, the CMD will output a mnemonic. KEEP THIS SAFE - if you lose it, you will not be able to recover your account!
To create a new account, run:
und keys add [account_name]
[account_name] is whatever name you would like to use as an identifier when signing transactions. For example:
und keys add my_new_wallet
stick to alphanumeric characters, hyphens, underscores and full stops.
If your OS keyring for
und is not already unlocked/created, you will be prompted for a password. Once entered,
the application will output your account details, including your wallet address, public key and mnemonic for
Accounts and keys are stored in your OS keyring by default.
# Import an account
The same command can be used to import a previously saved mnemonic by passing
und keys add [account_name] --recover
You will be prompted to enter your mnemonic.
# List & show accounts
You can list locally stored account with the following command:
und keys list
or show the details of a particular account:
und keys show my_new_wallet
und keys --help for further details