How do I unlock my account? Need Help!

TheturtlewizardTheturtlewizard Member Posts: 4
I gpu mined all day yesterday and sent the ether to an account in my mist wallet, so I could create a contract wallet. But I can't unlock the signer account to create the wallet and I can't figure out how to unlock it, I didn't forget my password. Please Help!


  • tym4ttym4t Nagata-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken, JapanMember Posts: 71 ✭✭✭
    If you are interacting using the javascript console need to use personal.unlockAccount(account, passphrase);

    If you are using a DApp it will prompt you for a password when it sends a transaction. The only time it needs to be unlocked is when you are sending a TX.
  • TheturtlewizardTheturtlewizard Member Posts: 4
    Thanks for the response! But I just updated to the mist beta 6 and everything seems to be working well so far. I don't however have 1 ether to start a contract wallet. I'll just have to wait see.
  • ILethereumILethereum Member Posts: 34
    tym4t how do I unlock the account using web3 ? I would like to unlock it before the transaction and lock it back as soon as it's done.
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