The `personal` Module - Wiki Parity Ethereum Documentation

JSON-RPC methods

JSON-RPC API Reference

personal_listAccounts

Lists all stored accounts.

Parameters

None

Returns

Example

Request

curl --data '{"method":"personal_listAccounts","params":[],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

Response

{
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "result": [
    "0x7bf87721a96849d168de02fd6ea5986a3a147383",
    "0xca807a90fd64deed760fb98bf0869b475c469348"
  ]
}

personal_newAccount

Creates new account.

Note: it becomes the new current unlocked account. There can only be one unlocked account at a time.

Parameters

  1. String - Password for the new account.
params: ["hunter2"]

Returns

Example

Request

curl --data '{"method":"personal_newAccount","params":["hunter2"],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

Response

{
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "result": "0x8f0227d45853a50eefd48dd4fec25d5b3fd2295e"
}

personal_sendTransaction

Sends transaction and signs it in a single call. The account does not need to be unlocked to make this call, and will not be left unlocked after.

Parameters

  1. Object - The transaction object
    • from: Address - 20 Bytes - The address the transaction is send from.
    • to: Address - (optional) 20 Bytes - The address the transaction is directed to.
    • gas: Quantity - (optional) Integer of the gas provided for the transaction execution. eth_call consumes zero gas, but this parameter may be needed by some executions.
    • gasPrice: Quantity - (optional) Integer of the gas price used for each paid gas.
    • value: Quantity - (optional) Integer of the value sent with this transaction.
    • data: Data - (optional) 4 byte hash of the method signature followed by encoded parameters. For details see Ethereum Contract ABI.
    • nonce: Quantity - (optional) Integer of a nonce. This allows to overwrite your own pending transactions that use the same nonce.
    • condition: Object - (optional) Conditional submission of the transaction. Can be either an integer block number { block: 1 } or UTC timestamp (in seconds) { time: 1491290692 } or null.
  2. String - Passphrase to unlock the from account.
params: [
  {
    "from": "0x407d73d8a49eeb85d32cf465507dd71d507100c1",
    "to": "0xa94f5374fce5edbc8e2a8697c15331677e6ebf0b",
    "data": "0x41cd5add4fd13aedd64521e363ea279923575ff39718065d38bd46f0e6632e8e",
    "value": "0x186a0"
  },
  "hunter2"
]

Returns

Example

Request

curl --data '{"method":"personal_sendTransaction","params":[{"from":"0x407d73d8a49eeb85d32cf465507dd71d507100c1","to":"0xa94f5374fce5edbc8e2a8697c15331677e6ebf0b","data":"0x41cd5add4fd13aedd64521e363ea279923575ff39718065d38bd46f0e6632e8e","value":"0x186a0"},"hunter2"],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

Response

{
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "result": "0x62e05075829655752e146a129a044ad72e95ce33e48ff48118b697e15e7b41e4"
}

personal_signTransaction

Signs a transaction without dispatching it to the network. It can later be submitted using eth_sendRawTransaction. The account does not need to be unlocked to make this call, and will not be left unlocked after.

Parameters

  1. Object - The transaction object
    • from: Address - 20 Bytes - The address the transaction is send from.
    • to: Address - (optional) 20 Bytes - The address the transaction is directed to.
    • gas: Quantity - (optional) Integer of the gas provided for the transaction execution. eth_call consumes zero gas, but this parameter may be needed by some executions.
    • gasPrice: Quantity - (optional) Integer of the gas price used for each paid gas.
    • value: Quantity - (optional) Integer of the value sent with this transaction.
    • data: Data - (optional) 4 byte hash of the method signature followed by encoded parameters. For details see Ethereum Contract ABI.
    • nonce: Quantity - (optional) Integer of a nonce. This allows to overwrite your own pending transactions that use the same nonce.
    • condition: Object - (optional) Conditional submission of the transaction. Can be either an integer block number { block: 1 } or UTC timestamp (in seconds) { time: 1491290692 } or null.
  2. String - Passphrase to unlock the from account.

Returns

Example

Request

curl --data '{"method":"personal_signTransaction","params":[{ ... }],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

Response

{
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "result": {
    "raw": "0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8d46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f072445675058bb8eb970870f072445675",
    "tx": {
      "hash": "0xc6ef2fc5426d6ad6fd9e2a26abeab0aa2411b7ab17f30a99d3cb96aed1d1055b",
      "nonce": "0x0", // 0
      "blockHash": "0xbeab0aa2411b7ab17f30a99d3cb9c6ef2fc5426d6ad6fd9e2a26a6aed1d1055b",
      "blockNumber": "0x15df", // 5599
      "transactionIndex": "0x1", // 1
      "from": "0x407d73d8a49eeb85d32cf465507dd71d507100c1",
      "to": "0x853f43d8a49eeb85d32cf465507dd71d507100c1",
      "value": "0x7f110", // 520464
      "gas": "0x7f110", // 520464
      "gasPrice": "0x09184e72a000",
      "input": "0x603880600c6000396000f300603880600c6000396000f3603880600c6000396000f360"
    }
  }
}

personal_unlockAccount

Unlocks specified account for use.

If permanent unlocking is disabled (the default) then the duration argument will be ignored, and the account will be unlocked for a single signing. With permanent locking enabled, the duration sets the number of seconds to hold the account open for. It will default to 300 seconds. Passing 0 unlocks the account indefinitely.

There can only be one unlocked account at a time.

Parameters

  1. Address - 20 Bytes - The address of the account to unlock.
  2. String - Passphrase to unlock the account.
  3. Quantity - (default: 300) Integer or null - Duration in seconds how long the account should remain unlocked for.
params: [
  "0x8f0227d45853a50eefd48dd4fec25d5b3fd2295e",
  "hunter2",
  null
]

Returns

Example

Request

curl --data '{"method":"personal_unlockAccount","params":["0x8f0227d45853a50eefd48dd4fec25d5b3fd2295e","hunter2",null],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

Response

{
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "result": true
}

personal_sign

The sign method calculates an Ethereum specific signature with: sign(keccak256("Ethereum Signed Message: " + len(message) + message))).

Parameters

  1. Data - Data which hash to sign.
  2. Address - 20 Bytes - The address of the account to sign with.
  3. String - Passphrase to unlock the account.
params: [
  "0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8d46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f072445675058bb8eb970870f072445675",
  "0xb60e8dd61c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f07233155",
  "himom"
]

Returns

Example

Request

curl --data '{"method":"personal_sign","params":["0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8d46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f072445675058bb8eb970870f072445675", "0xb60e8dd61c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f07233155", "himom"],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

Response

{
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "result": "0xe7225f986f192f859a9bf84e34b2b7001dfa11aeb5c7164f81a2bee0d79943e2587be1faa11502eba0f803bb0ee071a082b6fe40fba025f3309263a1eef52c711c"
}

personal_ecRecover

Returns the address associated with the private key that was used to calculate the signature in personal_sign.

Parameters

  1. Data - The data which hash was signed.
  2. Data - Signed data.
params: [
  "0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8d46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f072445675058bb8eb970870f072445675",
  "0xe7225f986f192f859a9bf84e34b2b7001dfa11aeb5c7164f81a2bee0d79943e2587be1faa11502eba0f803bb0ee071a082b6fe40fba025f3309263a1eef52c711c"
]

Returns

Example

Request

curl --data '{"method":"personal_ecRecover","params":["0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8d46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f072445675058bb8eb970870f072445675","0xe7225f986f192f859a9bf84e34b2b7001dfa11aeb5c7164f81a2bee0d79943e2587be1faa11502eba0f803bb0ee071a082b6fe40fba025f3309263a1eef52c711c"],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

Response

{
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "result": "0xb60e8dd61c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f07233155"
}