Steemtools tutorial part -8 | Request recovery account

in utopian-io •  3 months ago  (edited)


What Will I Learn?

  • You will learn About steem account recovery
  • You will learn How to make PHP web tool
  • You will learn How to make a PHP site which will request to recovery account for recover the account.
  • You will learn How to change owner authority.


  • Knowledge on PHP, HTML, Bootstrap, API
  • Php server
  • Bootstrap CDN
  • SteemConnect


  • Intermediate


Hello Steemians,

I am Nawab. I have started steemtools series again last week after a long break . In this ongoing series, I have taught you to make some useful tools based on steemit in php language.

I am sorry for my grammatical errors. I am trying to improve my previous fault.

Here is the previous series -

Now I will teach you creating steemit account recovery tools. This tool has five part.

  1. Check current recovery account
  2. Change recovery Account
  3. Request account Recovery 🔥
  4. Check Recovey Request
  5. Recover Account

Two days ago, I have taught you the 2nd part. Today, I will teach you the third part.

Request Account Recovery

It is a tool which can request your recovery account for recover your account using steemconnect. Follow the steps to make request account recovery

First, create a file requestrecovery.php in the home directory. Then write down the below codes. It is simmilar like changerecovery.php tool.

  • Include header file : include() is a PHP function. The Include() function is used to put data of one PHP file into another PHP file. If errors occur then the include() function produces a warning but does not stop the execution of the script i.e. the script will continue to execute.

The header file is not so important. So use this function.

include ('include/header.php'); // Include header file
include ('include/nav.php'); //Include navigation bar file 

Username and recovery account input form:
For request account recovery with steemconnect, You must input 4 data. These are-

  • Your steemit username.
  • Recovery account username.
  • New owner authority.
  • Extensions. ( Its default value is [] . So skip it in form.)

Create a bootstrap form with three input box and a submit button.

(html comment removed:  Form start Here )
   <form action="" method="post" >

(html comment removed:  Username Input box )
      <div class="form-group">
        <div class="input-group mb-2 mr-sm-2"> 
          <div class="input-group-prepend">
           <div class="input-group-text">@</div> 
      <input type="text" class="form-control" name="username" placeholder="username"> </div> </div>

(html comment removed:  Recovery Account Input Box)
 <div class="form-group">
      <div class="input-group mb-2 mr-sm-2"> 
      <div class="input-group-prepend"> <div class="input-group-text">@</div> </div> 
      <input type="text" class="form-control" name="recovery" placeholder="Recovery Account username"> </div> </div>

(html comment removed:  New Owner Authority Input Box)
 <div class="form-group">
      <div class="input-group mb-2 mr-sm-2"> 
      <div class="input-group-prepend"> <div class="input-group-text">@</div> </div> 
      <input type="text" class="form-control" name="new" placeholder="New owner authority's username"> </div> </div>

(html comment removed:  Submit Button )
<div class="form-group">
 <button align="center" name="submit" class="btn btn-primary mb-2">Submit</button> 
(html comment removed:  End form )


Php functions :Now you have to write some php functions to run the tool. These are-

  • Get data from HTML form using the POST method. Then store them in different variables.
$recovery = $_POST["recovery"];   // recovery account username
$username = $_POST["username"];     // account to recover username
$new = $_POST["new"];     // new owner authority

Here if($_POST){} means when someone post using HTML form, all the functions inside {} will run.

  • Generate steemconnect URL :
    For changing recovery account steemconnect need 3 input. These are -
  1. account_to_recover: Your steem account username.
  2. recovery_account: Your steem account's recovery account.
  3. new_owner_authority : New Owner username.
  4. extensions: I don't know what is it. But its default value is []

Write this code to generate a steemconnect URL

$ext = "[]";  // extension
$api = "$recovery&account_to_recover=$username&new_owner_authority=$new&extensions=$ext";   // steemconnect Api
  • Redirect to steemconnect: Finally, you have to redirect to steemconnect URL for confirming the transaction.
header("Location: $api");   // redirect to steemconnect


Include footer : Include your footer file

include ('include/footer.php');
  //include footer

Download The file from github

Test the tool

First, open your tool using any browser. Then you will see 3 input box.


Input your username in first box. Then input your recovery account username in the second box. Then input new account authority in the last box.


Finally click on "submit" button.

The tool will redirect to steemconnect and show all values. Then click on "continue".


Finally input your username and wif and login.



Proof Of work done

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