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Generate a new key pair

ED25519

Create a new Ed25519 key pair used to sign transactions and queries on the Hedera network. The private key is kept confidential and is used to sign transactions that modify the state of an account, topic, token, smart contract, or file entity on the network. The public key can be shared with other users on the network.
Method
Type
Description
PrivateKey.generateED25519()
PrivateKey
Generates an Ed25519 private key
PrivateKey.generateED25519().getPublicKey()
PublicKey
Derive a public key from this Ed25519 private key
PrivateKey.generateED25519().publicKey()
PublicKey
Derive a public key from this Ed25519 private key
PrivateKey.generateED25519().publicKey().toAccountId(<shard>,<realm>)
long, long
Contruct an alias account ID from a alias public key address
[DEPRECATED]PrivateKey.generate()
PrivateKey
Generates an Ed25519 private key
Java
JavaScript
Go
PrivateKey privateKey = PrivateKey.generateED25519();
PublicKey publicKey = privateKey.getPublicKey();
System.out.println("private = " + privateKey);
System.out.println("public = " + publicKey);Java
const privateKey = await PrivateKey.generateED25519Async();
const publicKey = privateKey.publicKey;
console.log("private = " + privateKey);
console.log("public = " + publicKey);ava
privateKey, err := hedera.GenerateEd25519PrivateKey()
if err != nil {
panic(err)
}
publicKey := privateKey.PublicKey()
fmt.Printf("private = %v\n", privateKey)
fmt.Printf("public = %v\n", publicKey)go
Sample Output:
private key = 3030020100300706052b8104000a04220420818c50766e025db403416421cb4a16d26ab0044b7f1a1e45513cef2c86123b91
public key = 302d300706052b8104000a0322000224d3700dc68fc9061457c5f50b66442c73367f7d0b1d5a7e3a1903e352ca217c

ECDSA (secp256k1_)

Create a new ECDSA (secp256k1) key pair used to sign transactions and queries on a Hedera network. The private key is kept confidential and is used to sign transactions that modify the state of an account, topic, token, smart contract, or file entity on the network. The public key can be shared with other users on the network.
Method
Type
Description
PrivateKey.generateECDSA()
PrivateKey
Generates an ECSDA private key
PrivateKey.generateECDSA().getPublicKey()
PublicKey
Derive a public key from this ECDSA private key
PrivateKey.generateECDSA().publicKey()
PublicKey
Derive a public key from this ECDSA private key
PrivateKey.generateECDSA().publicKey().toAccountId(<shard>, <realm>)
long, long
Contructs an account ID from an account alias public key
Java
JavaScript
Go
PrivateKey privateKey = PrivateKey.generateECDSA();
PublicKey publicKey = privateKey.getPublicKey();
System.out.println("private = " + privateKey);
System.out.println("public = " + publicKey);
const privateKey = PrivateKey.generateECDSA();
const publicKey = privateKey.publicKey();
console.log("private = " + privateKey);
console.log("public = " + publicKey);
privateKey, err := hedera.GenerateEcdsaPrivateKey()
if err != nil {
panic(err)
}
publicKey := privateKey.PublicKey()
fmt.Printf("private = %v\n", privateKey)
fmt.Printf("public = %v\n", publicKey)
Sample Output:
private key = 302e020100300506032b657004220420b9c3ebac81a72aafa5490cc78111643d016d311e60869436fbb91c73307ed35a
public key = 302a300506032b65700321001a5a62bb9f35990d3fea1a5bb7ef6f1df0a297697adef1e04510c9d4ecc5db3f