Create a New Polkadot Vault Account

The following steps need to be carried out on your Polkadot Vault device.

  1. Open the Polkadot Vault application

  2. Select Add Key Set.

  3. Input the name for your new key set.

  4. Make a copy of your mnemonic passphrase and select Next.

  5. Confirm that you have written down your secret recovery phrase and that you understand that if you lose your secret phrase your funds will be lost forever.

  6. Select the networks that you would like to create keys for (you can add more later) and select Done.

  7. Polkadot Vault will now create keys for you that have the following derivation path format:

    • //polkadot for Polkadot, //kusama for Kusama, etc.

    • If you want to add the root key (i.e. with no derivation path) then you should follow the section of the wiki on how to add the root key for a network.

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