This tutorial will walk through setting up an account with Parity Signer Android or iOs App and sign a transaction using MyCrypto Desktop App to transfer Ether from one account to another.
Parity Signer is meant to be used offline. The mobile device used to run Parity Signer will hold valuable information that needs to be kept securely stored. It is therefore advised to:
Please find here more info about the Parity Signer application.
Install Parity Signer making sure that it originated from Parity Technologies
When launching the app for the first time, no account has been set up yet. At this stage, you will either want to create an account directly from your mobile device or recover an account previously created with Parity Signer or Parity UI / Wallet (Desktop)
Click on the
create new account button.
The next screen will allow you to select a network for your account between Ethereum mainnet, Kovan and Ropsten are supported. You can choose your account identicon and view the related address. Finally, you can define a name for this account.
In the next step, your recovery phrase will be presented to you. Think of it as a master key. If you lose it, you lose your money. Write this recovery phrase down and store it in a safe place. If your phone gets stolen/broken/forgotten this will be the only way to recover your account.
You will then be asked to chose a pin code. This pin will be needed later on to unlock your account to sign a transaction.
If you already have an account created with either Parity Signer or Parity UI, you can recover it by doing so:
To be able to follow this tutorial and send Ether from a freshly created account on Parity Signer mobile app, you will need to get some Ether on this account first. A convenient way to copy the address of a new Parity Signer account is to use the
View & Send option of MyCrypto Desktop App. Download, install and launch MyCrypto Desktop App.
Show account QR code.
Assuming that your Parity Signer account now has funds, you will be able to send some Ether securely to anyone, without transferring your private key, and without needing any internet connection on your mobile phone.
To do so, click on
Parity Signer from MyCrypto Desktop app.
Show account QR code.
Send transactionwhen you’re done.
You will now be presented with a QR code that represents the transaction. Since this transaction is sending funds from your Parity Signer mobile app account, only this account (sitting on your phone) can sign and authorise this transaction. This is what we’ll do in the next steps:
Scannertab and scan the QR code presented by MyCrypto Desktop app.
Sign Transactionto enter your pin.
Your phone has now signed the transaction offline using your Parity Signer account private key. The QR code that is now displayed on your phone represents a signed transaction that can be broadcasted. We will do this in the next steps: