5. Account Management

Multiple Accounts

One cool feature about Interstellar is that it can handle multiple accounts. This is ideal for users who prefer to have separate accounts for different types of transactions.

To better understand account management on Interstellar, you need to understand the concept of private keys and public keys.

5.1 Public vs Secret Keys

Interstellar uses the concepts of public keys and private keys. In simple terms, your public key is like your username that can be shared publicly. Meanwhile your private key is like your password that should never ever be shared with anyone.

Interstellar will automatically create a new private key for you whenever you want to create a new account. If you need two separate accounts, you'll have to generate two separate private keys.


Interstellar private keys usually start with S, meanwhile public keys usually start with G.



5.2 Create A New Account

To create a new account on Interstellar:

  • Click on the hamburger menu on the top left.
  • Select create account.
  • You'll be presented with two choices: a random key, or answering a questionnaire.
    • use the random key option if you want a new account quickly. Note however that the secret key this option generates will be hard to recover in case you lose it.
    • use the brainwallet option if you wish to generate a secret key that lives in your head. It will be easier to recover in case you misplace the secret key.

5.3 Import Existing Account

However you choose to create your Interstellar account, you'll end up with a secret key that looks like this: SCWB7Y6CS4UERWA4QHMA27ARIQYDPF7IHGIXYJ7VFFAGLYNNP4GKXLH2. Make sure you store that key securely.

You can import your secret key on a new computer if you wish to access your account on multiple devices.

5.4 BrainWallets

The brainwallet option is for users who may find it difficult or very inconvenient to safely store their secret keys as a bunch of text.

Please understand that even though Interstellar does many things to keep brainwallet safe, you shouldn't make it any easier for a hacker to "guess" the content of your brainwallet.


Choose a complex password for your brainwallet. Don't choose words that can easily be found in any dictionary. Also make sure your password is at least 8 letters long with capital letters and numbers.

Don't choose obvious emoji sequences when generating your emojis. For example, don't choose three poops as your emoji sequence. That's the first thing a hacker will try.

5.6 Backups

You should backup your accounts every time you add a new private to Interstellar.

To backup your accounts:

  • Make sure no one is around you.
  • Click on the hamburger menu on the top left.
  • Select export accounts.
  • Enter your session password.
  • The secret keys of your accounts will appear on the screen. You can copy and paste your keys in a separate backup in any other secure medium.

At this stage, you should have at least one successfully funded account.