The keys module allows you to manage your local tendermint keystore ("wallets") for the juno network.

Available Commands


Add an encrypted private key (either newly generated or recovered), encrypt it, and save to disk

Delete the given key

Export private keys

Import private keys into the local keystore

List all keys

Compute the bip39 mnemonic for some input entropy

Parse address from hex to bech32 and vice versa

Retrieve key information by name or address

junod keys add

Derive a new private key and encrypt to disk.

junod keys add <key-name> [flags]


Name, shorthandDefaultDescriptionRequired


Construct and store a multisig public key



K out of N required signatures



Keys passed to --multisig are taken in the order they're supplied


Parse a public key in bech32 format and save it to disk



Interactively prompt user for BIP39 passphrase and mnemonic



Store a local reference to a private key on a Ledger device



Provide seed phrase to recover existing key instead of creating



Don't print out seed phrase (if others are watching the terminal)



Perform action, but don't add key to local keystore


Manual HD Path derivation (overrides BIP44 config)



coin type number for HD derivation



Account number for HD derivation



Address index number for HD derivation



Key signing algorithm to generate keys for

Create a new key

The following example will create a key in the local keystore named MyKey :

junod keys add MyKey

Enter and repeat the password, at least 8 characters, then you will get a new key.


write the seed phrase in a safe place! It is the only way to recover your account if you ever forget your password, and/or something happens to your local keystore.

Recover an existing key from seed phrase

If you forget your password or lose your key, or you would like to use your key in another place, you can recover your key by using the --recover flag.

The following example will recover a key with the seed phrase and store it in the local keystore with the name MyKey:

junod keys add MyKey --recover

You'll be asked to enter and repeat the new password for your key, and enter the seed phrase. Then you get your key back.

Enter a passphrase for your key:
Repeat the passphrase:
Enter your recovery seed phrase:

Create a multisig key

The following example creates a multisig key with 3 sub-keys, and specify the minimum number of signatures as 2. The transaction could be broadcast only when the number of signatures is greater than or equal to 2.

junod keys add <multisig-keyname> --multisig-threshold=2 --multisig=<signer-keyname-1>,<signer-keyname-2>,<signer-keyname-3>


<signer-keyname> can be the type of "local/offline/ledger", but not "multi" type.

If you don't have all the permission of sub-keys, you can ask for the pubkey's to create the offline keys first, then you will be able to create the multisig key.

Offline key can be created by junod keys add --pubkey.

How to use multisig key to sign and broadcast a transaction, please refer to multisign.

junod keys delete

Delete a local key by the given name.

junod keys delete <key-name> [flags]


Name, shorthandDefaultDescriptionRequired

--force, -f


Remove the key unconditionally without asking for the passphrase

--yes, -y


Skip confirmation prompt when deleting offline or ledger key references

Delete a local key

The following example will delete the key named MyKey from the local keystore:

junod keys delete MyKey

junod keys export

Export the keystore of a key to stdout:

junod keys export <key-name> [flags]

Export keystore

The following example will export the key named MyKey to stdout:

junod keys export Mykey

junod keys import

Import a ASCII armored private key into the local keybase.

junod keys import <name> <keyfile> [flags]

Import a ASCII armored private key

The following example will import the private keys from key-to-import.json and store it in the local keystore with the name MyKey

junod keys import MyKey key-to-import.json [flags]

junod keys list

List all the keys from the local keystore that have been stored by this key manager, along with their associated name, type, address and pubkey.


Name, shorthandDefaultDescriptionRequired


List names only

List all keys

The following example will list all keys in the local keystore managed by the junod key manager:

junod keys list

junod keys mnemonic

Create a bip39 mnemonic, sometimes called a seed phrase, by reading from the system entropy. To pass your own entropy, use unsafe-entropy mode.

junod keys mnemonic [flags]


Name, shorthandDefaultDescriptionRequired


Prompt the user to supply their own entropy, instead of relying on the system

Create a bip39 mnemonic

The following example will create a new bip39 seed phrase:

junod keys mnemonic

You'll get a bip39 mnemonic with 24 words, e.g.:

saddle lunch prefer aspect domain woman relief swarm exist behind cliff shadow meadow joke tower inherit upon tragic glow air march envelope joke estate

junod keys parse

Convert and print to stdout key addresses and fingerprints from hexadecimal into bech32 juno prefixed format and vice versa.

junod keys parse <hex-or-bech32-address> [flags]

Convert and print to stdout key addresses from hex fingerprint

The following example will convert a given hex fingerprint to a range of bep32 human readable address formats:

junod keys parse 313EDF382E938D41E787B3C6366719009640C6F1


- juno1xyld7wpwjwx5reu8k0rrveceqztyp3h3z25gdr
- junopub1xyld7wpwjwx5reu8k0rrveceqztyp3h3v345x5
- junovaloper1xyld7wpwjwx5reu8k0rrveceqztyp3h3ahz8k6
- junovaloperpub1xyld7wpwjwx5reu8k0rrveceqztyp3h3jcymy9
- junovalcons1xyld7wpwjwx5reu8k0rrveceqztyp3h3fy3m6m
- junovalconspub1xyld7wpwjwx5reu8k0rrveceqztyp3h3rulnw5

Convert and print to stdout hex fingerprint from bep32 address:

junod keys parse juno1xyld7wpwjwx5reu8k0rrveceqztyp3h3z25gdr


human: juno
bytes: 313EDF382E938D41E787B3C6366719009640C6F1

junod keys show

Get details of a local key.

junod keys show <key-name> [flags]


Name, shorthandDefaultDescriptionRequired



Output the address only (overrides --output)



The Bech32 prefix encoding for a key (acc/val/cons)



Output the address in a ledger device



K out of N required signatures



Output the public key only (overrides --output)

Get details of a local key

The following example will return the details for the key named MyKey :

junod keys show MyKey

The following infos will be shown:

- name: MyKey
  type: local
  address: juno1njgpy0g450wh02z8m7yce7r08fmflflkgv367j
  pubkey: junopub1addwnpepqvcfcuf84pu08cpqthv8qe2qkyrwu8p9za0c9d8fp5pl4sllwhejx66rxyu
  mnemonic: ""
  threshold: 0
  pubkeys: []

#Get validator operator address

If an address has been bonded to be a validator operator (which the address you used to create a validator), then you can use --bech val to get the operator's address prefixed by iva and the pubkey prefixed by ivp:

junod keys show MyKey --bech val

Example Output:

- name: Mykey
  type: local
  address: iva1tulwx2hwz4dv8te6cflhda64dn0984hakwgk4f
  pubkey: ivp1addwnpepq24rufap6u0sysqcpgsfzqhw3x8nfkhqhtmpgqt0369rlyqcg0vkgd8e6zy
  mnemonic: ""
  threshold: 0
  pubkeys: []

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