Add development account to MetaMask

How do I add an account to Metamask?

This account was created using the following steps …Deploy your contracts to a public network

Don’t know why, the default account for development is different to rinkeby?

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Hi @pkr,

You can import the development mnemonic into MetaMask. Unfortunately you can only have one mnemonic imported in MetaMask at a time.

You could run ganache-cli -m "your 12 word mnemonic" and then copy the private keys for each account you want and import these into MetaMask.

  networks: {
    development: {
      protocol: 'http',
      host: 'localhost',
      port: 8545,
      gas: 5000000,
      gasPrice: 5e9,
      networkId: '*',
    ropsten: {
      provider: () => new HDWalletProvider(process.env.DEV_MNEMONIC, "" + infuraProjectId),
      networkId: 3,       // Ropsten's id

With regards to the different accounts for development and a public testnet, the public testnet uses a mnemonic stored in your project e.g. in .env, whilst ganache-cli generates accounts based on the option you choose.

-m uses a mnemonic you provide
-d uses a deterministic mnemonic
otherwise ganache-cli generates a mnemonic.

Hi @pkr,

Wanted to check if the above answered your question.

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