Getting Your Posting Key - Made Easy

9 months ago
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Most people use their active key to access their account when they really should be using their private key. @pfunk wrote the first guide I ever read to keys click here.

I put this together after teaching my father how to get his posting key . Most external apps will require this key - the great thing about it is you can change it anytime rendering it useless for other services. My project Ladder.net requires the posting key (it is a post scheduler) - it is also useful if you ever branch out in the world of autovotes or you decide to login to Steemit the secure way!

Step 1

Login to your Steemit account with the key you typically use.

Step 2

In the top right corner there is a menu drop down box (from you profile pic or name). Click on this box and then click on wallet. Alternatively you can go to https://steemit.com/@whoever/transfers .

Step 3

Make sure you are on the Wallet tab - you will see in the image below that it is underlined in Yellow. Circled in yellow with an arrow pointing to it is the Permissions link. Click on this link.

Step 4

You will see a series of keys - the first one is or the "Posting Key" which is what you want. It will start with the letter "S" if it is showing the public key (as underlined in yellow). Click on the box circled in yellow that says "Show Private Key".

Step 5

If you followed the instructions correctly and everything worked - you will see the private key. In the image below underlined in yellow is the number 5 at the begining of the key. You will know you are looking at your private key if it begins with the number 5 - cut and past this number to your notepad - or whever you need it! You can now logout of your Steemit account.

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  ·  2 months ago

this was quite helpful in gaining access to ChainBB. thanks for the clear and simple guide!

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39
  ·  2 months ago

it is really helpful.

followed and upvoted

pls follow me.

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32
  ·  4 days ago

Thanks for this post, now I know how to grab my private posting key :)

55
  ·  2 days ago

Man how does one CONTINUE to upvote an awesome article?? This content is still valuable even if it is past 7 days old!

38
  ·  8 days ago

Thank you! Found useful as I needed to learn this for DTube signup.

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38
  ·  7 days ago

me too

41
  ·  22 days ago

Thanks so much for this post, it really helped me @rgeddes

45
  ·  3 months ago

chain.bb brought me here.

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65
  ·  3 months ago

Very cool - glad this post is still useful!

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55
  ·  3 months ago

Heh, same here!

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55
  ·  3 months ago

me three

48
  ·  2 months ago

I came to this guide because of ChainBB - thank you. I had no idea about these key and wondered what they were for and when to use them. Thanks so much

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39
  ·  2 months ago

Same here.

Followed and upvoted

pls follow me.

42
  ·  2 months ago

Thanks :D

65
  ·  9 months ago

Great guide! I bet this is useful for the people who have not yet figured out how to access these keys :) Thanks for writing this!

44
  ·  2 months ago

Very usefull article. You explaine quiet simply.

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65
  ·  2 months ago

Thanks! I am glad older posts are still useful to people :)

50
  ·  2 months ago

glad to have found this :)

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65
  ·  2 months ago

This post has new life!

31
  ·  2 months ago

THANK YOUUU!!

39
  ·  2 months ago

Thank you

42
  ·  2 months ago

Thanks for the very helpful post @rgeddes. I'm now following you. Please keep posting such useful stuff !

38
  ·  last month

Thank you! Couldn't figure this out, so this post really helped a ton.

49
  ·  last month

nice one. Thanks

55
  ·  9 months ago

Upvoted and followed.

45
  ·  20 days ago

Muchas gracias 👍🏻

47
  ·  12 days ago

So easy, yet so hard to get to it, thanks!

28
  ·  9 days ago

Thank for the super clear instructions but tried to use this to log into DTube and it wouldn't work, perhaps a glitch with DTube...

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  ·  9 months ago

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27
  ·  8 days ago

Thank you

25
  ·  8 days ago

Thanks for the help, I logged into dTube for the first time thanks to this!

38
  ·  7 days ago

Thanks. It helped me to get into Dtube.

26
  ·  6 days ago

Make sure to thumbs this guy up this is really helpful and straight forward.

40
  ·  2 days ago

I love you @rgeddes

so is this okay to have my video on youtube and Dtube both..will the youtube monetisation effect?

25
  ·  3 months ago

Very good, but how do I change it to a password I can remember. Also can I change the original Log in password that was created to another one I can remember. If so how?

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65
  ·  3 months ago

Unfortunately its not possible.. Steemit uses really long keys for everything - thats why I made this guide ;)

25
  ·  2 days ago

Thank you for your guide!!

25
  ·  yesterday

Obrigado ! ajudou o brasileiro perdido !

25
  ·  13 hours ago

Thanks for the guide but it still doesn't help me. I no longer get the error but the form fails to work. Doesn't do anything once I click the submit button. :(

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  ·  13 hours ago

thanks