Etherli Wallet Recoveries

One of the primary advantages of using Etherli, the world's first multisignature web wallet for Ethereum is that users can access their Ethereum from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection. Etherli provides users with two of the three keys associated with their wallet contract, this can help make it easier for users to both interact with their Ether without the need of Etherli and to perform a full recovery of their Ether in the case of an emergency.

There are several possible recoveries that you may want to undertake, we will go through all of them here:

Account recovery

You will need the following to perform an account recovery:

  • Your Etherli key information, provided upon account creation
  • A locally running version of Mist
  • Your decrypted user account private key - Please use this site to decrypt your user account private key
  • This process will also work for your backup key

Please perform the following to recover your account:

  1. Using a text editor create a file with your private key and save it as pleasedeleteme.key
  2. Open a terminal or other command line interface and enter the following:
    geth account import ~/PATH/TO/KEY/please_delete_me.key
  3. Open Mist to view your imported user account

Wallet Recovery

To follow through with the wallet recovery process, you must have already completed the account import process.

You will need the following to perform an account recovery:

  • Your Etherli key information, provided upon account creation
  • A locally running version of Mist
  • Your wallet contract address
  • With your wallet contract ABI copied to your clipboard, open mist.
  • Select add wallet contract
  • For the wallet contract type, select multisignature wallet contract
  • Select import wallet
  • Paste the wallet contract address
  • Click create

Importing your user account and wallet account information can be a bit cumbersome, however it is good practice to have it readily available locally in the case of an emergency. When sending simply click Send, then select your wallet contract under the From list and send a transaction as you would normally.