Password

SiaPrime allows for local passwords for a seed to be set. By default the password will be the seed. If a custom password is set, it may not be saved through version updates, so try the seed again.

You may notice the seed and password are (by default) identical; this is expected behavior. SiaPrime allows users to create an easy to remember passphrase distinct from the seed, but the seed is the true password and the only way a user can recover a wallet in the case of corruption of wallet loss or on a different installation.

Loading a Seed

On a fresh install: open the ‘Wallet’ tab of the UI and select “Load a wallet from a seed”. Enter your seed for both the seed and password fields. Password can be changed afterward via ‘Change Password’ in the ‘Wallet’ tab, but note this password applies only to this specific installation of SiaPrime (and never touches the blockchain).

On an existing install/wallet already loaded: either recover/sweep the seed (see above FAQ), or force the UI to switch primary wallet to new seed by opening the ‘Terminal’ tab and using the command ‘wallet init-seed –force’. As always, keep backups of seeds.

Recover Seed

Recover Seed “sweeps” or transfers all of the balance of the entered seed in to the wallet currently loaded.