Achievement 2 : Basic Security on Steem

in Newcomers' Communitylast year (edited)

Achievement 2 : Basic Security on Steem

Objectives of this Task is:

  • Newusers have knowledge on basic security on steem such as how their master passwords works and can differentiate the use of their account posting key, active key, private owner key and memo key.
  • Newusers understand the use of their steemit wallet.

How can I keep my Steem account secure?
Save your master password and keep it somewhere safe.

Only log into your account using the key with the appropriate permissions for what you are doing:

Posting key for everyday logins
Active key when necessary for transfers, power ups, etc.
Master password or owner key when changing the password

Again, save your master password and keep it safe! If logging in with your post key, make sure you don't overwrite or misplace your original master password.

It is not recommended to share your password or keys with any third party site. Steemit Inc. is developing a login application that can be used on third party Steem front ends.

Why should I be careful with my master password?
The master password is used to derive all keys for your account, including the owner key. If someone has access to your master password, they can steal your account and all of the tokens in it.

What are my different keys for?

Posting key - The posting key allows accounts to post, comment, edit, vote, resteem, and follow or mute other accounts. Most users should be logging into Steemit every day with the posting key. You are more likely to have your password or key compromised the more you use it so a limited posting key exists to restrict the damage that a compromised account key would cause.

Active key - The active key is meant for more sensitive tasks such as transferring funds, power up/down transactions, converting Steem Dollars, voting for witnesses, updating profile details and avatar, and placing a market order.

Owner key - The owner key is only meant for use when necessary. It is the most powerful key because it can change any key of an account, including the owner key. Ideally, it is meant to be stored offline, and only used to recover a compromised account.

Memo key - This key is used for encrypting and decrypting memos when transferring funds. In order to encrypt a memo, use the pound/# sign before it.

What do I do if I lost my password/keys?
There is no way to recover your account if you lose your password or owner key! Because your account has real value, it is very important that you save your master password somewhere safe where you will not lose it.

It is strongly recommended that you store an offline copy of your password somewhere safe in case of a hard drive failure or other calamities. Consider digital offline storage, such as an external disk or flash drive, as well as printed paper. Use a safe deposit box for best redundancy.

What is the different between Master Password and Owner Key?
Master Password is used to generate all the other keys, including the Owner Key. The only reason you should ever really be using your Master Password is when you are going through the account recovery, in which case you should be retrieving the Master Password from your safe storage.
The Master Password is the password you get upon signing up. You should then take that password, go to your wallet, retrieve all the other keys, and only use those keys going forward.

As part of your task, you have to read this article by @kiwiscanfly on Understanding your steemit wallet

Your task for Achievement 2 is making a post with a title
Achievement 2 @youraccountname Task : Basic Security on Steem

Make sure you have read all the information on the different keys on steem and all the security measures and the other additional task. Then write a post based on these questions below and please be creatives as possible as this will be the factor in rewarding your post.

Question 1
Have you retrieve all your keys on steemit?

Do you know each of these key functions and restrictions?

Question 3
How do you plan to keep your master password?

Question 4
Do you know how to transfer your steem token to another steem user account?

Question 5
Do you know how to power up your STEEM?

I'm looking forward to your post.

Please put the name of the country where you currently residing as one of your tag and this achievement tag #achievement2

What are my different keys for?
Steem Basics: Understanding Private Keys


Security of steem accounts is a core thing on the steem ecosystem. Therefore this is very good information that ought to be learnt by every steemian before proceeding with other things on the steem chain.

All the best to the newbies as they learn this basic account security aspect on the steem chain.

Thanks so much for sharing.

 2 days ago

For 2 weeks I've been trying to get this post recognized by have been aired by curators even after participating in the expired post event

 2 months ago 

Here is my entry:
Thanks for making this Achievement available!

 last year 

@cryptokannon i am really impressed by this idea of achievements level, especially the basic security of steem account,

As a newbie, this has immensely helped me to have more knowledge on how to get the keys , know their functions and how to secure them,

I just did my acheivement 1 post and yet to do the second which i will complete today,
Thank you so much for your efforts in making the newbies better and also for the informations provided


 last year 

@cryptokannon this is my entry for the achievement 2 for the newbies,

It has been a wonderful experience writting on this and i must say a big thanks to the mentor @cryptokannon for the idea of setting up this achievements

i really understand this task and i will not hesitate to fullfill it

Thank you very, I needed to hear this, have read every line and I will start being very keen on my Keys, since have realized it’s not recommended to share it with someone else, thank u

I didn't realise how vulnerable I was till I came across this post of yours. Thank you @cryptokannon Please here is my post, you haven't visited it yet

Completing Achievement 2 .

My Post

Hi, if you have free time. Please check my achievement 2 and acivement 3
Thank you.

 last year 

@ifunanyaalozie achievement ,it was an educative task which i really appreciate, thank you cryptokannon.

 last year 
 last year 

This is my: achievement 2

Thank u @cryptokannon for this information ..plz check out my achievement 2 post

 8 months ago 

Thank you mam, noted.

Thank you @cryptokannon for that fine explanation of how to power up, thank once again

 7 months ago 

Saludos a la comunidad, acá les dejo mi logro 2, espero que les guste... Abrazos!!!

 7 months ago 


 7 months ago 
 7 months ago 

Hello, I am a bit confused, I am done with my achievement2 post but there has been no reaction on that post.
I am a little confused if there's something I didn't get right when making the post.
Below is a link to the post could you go through and let me know if I did something wrongly on the post.

I am requesting you to have a look into my achievement 2 post

 7 months ago 

Hola cómo hago para que me verifiquen y voten por mi logro 2 ya tiene varios días y nada que me lo verifican ?

My Achievement 2 post.

 7 months ago 

@cryptokannon here is the link to my achievement2

please kindly verify it so I can move to my next task thanks in anticipation

 6 months ago 

Hi, thank you for your guide it helps a lot. This is my achievement task 2

 6 months ago 

Thank you @cryptokannon for educating me on this. Here is my post on achievement2

 6 months ago 

Thanks for this humble information.
I don't know about it.
If you can't tell me about this
May be i share my keys with anyone.
But now i agree with you.
I'll never share my keys with any person or site.
Thank you so much.

 6 months ago 

Hello! I just recently posted my achievement 2 article. Here's the link to the post;

I hope you drop some love on the post😍.. Thank you in advance!

 6 months ago 
 6 months ago 

Hola @cryptokann gusto en saludar, hace unos dias fue verificado mi logro 1. Por aca dejo el link de la publicación de mi logro 2. Espero que sea de agrado y de utilidad para la comunidad

 6 months ago (edited)

Buen día👋🏼saludo amigo @Cryptokannon gracias por la orientación y enseñanza pienso que son las bases de un aprendizaje.. será que usted me puede decir quién me puede verificar el logro 2 y el logro 3 ya hoy lo realice.
Acá los enlaces:

Si existen errores no dude en decirme para mejorar.
Le agradecería su colaboración, abrazo fraternal 🤗

 6 months ago 

Buenas noches amigas, anexo mi participación. para su respectiva revisión , por favor, de @Cryptokannon del logro 2


 6 months ago 

Holaaaa aqui les dejo mi publicación del logro 2 y muchas gracias por enseñarnos como resguardar mis claves.

 5 months ago 

Thank you for this immeasurable assistance. Now I can wrap up with my Achievement 2!

 5 months ago 
 5 months ago 

Thanks alot for these directions

 5 months ago 

I know that you are overwhelmed with work recently so it's a no rush,I'm sending my application for Achievement 2, take your time :)

 5 months ago 

I guess it's a job for @nattybongo , cheers!


 5 months ago 

I've read recently an update about new representatives by their countries - Congratulations for making to the list my friend! :) Do the representatives review applications for new achievements or not? I still learn about Steemit lol

 5 months ago 

Muy bueno el post muchas gracias @cryptokannon. Muy util para la hora de realizar el logro 2. Dios mediante pronto lo estare tealizando y posteando en lo me verifiquen mi


 5 months ago 

Congratulations! Your post has been selected as a daily Steemit truffle! It is listed on rank 11 of all contributions awarded today. You can find the TOP DAILY TRUFFLE PICKS HERE.

I upvoted your contribution because to my mind your post is at least 7 SBD worth and should receive 76 votes. It's now up to the lovely Steemit community to make this come true.

I am TrufflePig, an Artificial Intelligence Bot that helps minnows and content curators using Machine Learning. If you are curious how I select content, you can find an explanation here!

Have a nice day and sincerely yours,

 5 months ago 
 5 months ago (edited)

Dear friend @cryptokannon this post has been Informative for us.
Thank you so much to guide us.
but my achievement 2 post is not verified till time now.
achievement 2:

 5 months ago 


 last year (edited)

Thank you @cryptokannon for this assignment. It is really helping newbies like myself who just joined to go vast in knowing more about steemit and the necessary security measures to take.
I just posted my achievement 1 today.
Expect my achievement 2 and others.

 5 months ago 

hola buenas tardes por aca mi logro 2 a la espera de verificacion gracias

 5 months ago 
 5 months ago 

Hello @cryptokannon have a pleasant day. This is my achievement2 post link:
Thank you very much for your guidance.

Truly yours,
Sundae Nunez

 5 months ago 
 5 months ago (edited)
 4 months ago 
Hola amigos, buenas tardes. Les dejo el enlace de mi Logro 2:
 4 months ago 

Добрый день, @cryptokannon !


Прошу проверить мой пост achievement2 от 07.06.2021
Всего Вам доброго! :)

 4 months ago