Change the Active Key Permissions with Bloks.io — EOS Nation Tutorial
Advanced Account Actions Disclaimer: This content contains advanced EOS account features and actions which must be taken with extreme caution. We strongly suggest you practice these actions on a test account with a minimal balance. DO NOT perform any of these actions without first fully understanding and accepting the risks. Errors may result in losing access to the account.
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In this tutorial, we will show you how to change your EOS active key. All EOS accounts have 2 key pairs that control the account. One key pair is known as the owner key and the other as the active key. You can approve all EOS transactions with either one of these keys but only the owner key has the ability to change the active permission.
This is important for account security. By default all EOS accounts have the same owner and active key therefore in order to take advantage of the second layer of account security offered on EOSIO it is strongly advised to change the active key, which should be the one used for all your transactions. If somehow your active key is compromised, you can simply use your owner key to change the active one.
Step 1 — Login using bloks.io with OWNER Key
Go ahead and log into bloks.io using your accounts’ owner key.
Click on the “Wallet” tab and on the left-hand side look for “change permissions” located under “account”. Here you will have the ability to change the current owner or active keys to the account.
Step 2 — Generate a New Key
Using a key generator, like the EOS Authority portal, safety generate a new set of keys. Once properly and securely stored, copy and paste your “public” key to the bloks.io “change permissions” “new active key” field and click “change permissions”.
Step 3 — Import your key into your wallet
You will then need to import your new private key into your wallet. In our example, we are using scatter. Opening scatter, click on “add keys”, “import key”, “text” and paste your private key and then click “import”. Scatter will then find your account and securely import your keys. You can then rename the account but this is just an internal scatter account organization function.
Step 4 — Verify Account Permissions have been Modified
Finally, let’s go back to Bloks.io and look up our account. Click on permissions and you will see that our owner and active keys are now different.
If you would like to take security to the next level, I recommend checking out our multsig tutorial video, where you will learn how to assign and require multiple signatures for all transactions.
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