NOTE: In this article you will learn how to create a new account in Subkey, which is meant for advanced users. If you want to know how to create an account in the Polkadot browser extension, please refer to this article.

How to create a new account in Subkey


1. If you don't have Rust and Cargo installed yet, you'll need to download the stable release using these steps.


2. Next, open a terminal (Mac) or PowerShell (Windows) and enter the following two commands to install the dependencies and Subkey. The official guide is here.


curl https://getsubstrate.io -sSf | bash -s -- --fast
cargo install --force subkey --git https://github.com/paritytech/substrate

3. Then use the following command to generate an account.


subkey generate

The output should be something similar to this:


Secret phrase 'your seed phrase will appear here' is account:
Secret seed: 0xc8fa03532fb22ee1f7f6908b9c02b4e72483f0dbd66e4cd456b8f34c6230b849
Public key (hex): 0xd6a3105d6768e956e9e5d41050ac29843f98561410d3a47f9dd5b3b227ab8746
Public key (SS58): 5Gv8YYFu8H1btvmrJy9FjjAWfb99wrhV3uhPFoNEr918utyR
Account ID: 0xd6a3105d6768e956e9e5d41050ac29843f98561410d3a47f9dd5b3b227ab8746
SS58 Address: 5Gv8YYFu8H1btvmrJy9FjjAWfb99wrhV3uhPFoNEr918utyR


This is your new account! Make sure to save your 12-word mnemonic phrase safely. For more Subkey commands, please refer to this guide.