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Keplr Browser Extension

Keplr is an open-source browser extension wallet that supports the Cosmos interchain ecosystem. It provides functionalities for account and wallet management for all Cosmos-SDK based blockchains.

In this tutorial, we will explore the steps required to install and configure the Keplr browser extension.


Install Keplr Browser Extension#

  • Follow this link to the official Keplr browser extension on the chrome web store and click on the Add to Chrome button.

  • A dialogue window will appear requesting permission to add "Keplr". Click the Add extension button.

  • The Keplr extension can now be interacted with by clicking on the Keplr icon.


Create Keplr Wallet#

  • First, click the Keplr extension icon. A new browser tab will appear. Here, choose Create New Account.

  • Now, you will be presented with a form with a field for you to enter your "mnemonic seed" as well as fields for your "Account name", "New Password”, and "Confirm password".

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Before continuing: Please write down your Mnemonic Seed on a piece of paper and store it in a secure location. This phrase is the only way to recover your account if you lose access to the Keplr extension. Anyone who has this Mnemonic Seed can access your account.

  • Fill in the Account name and Password fields, then click the Next button.

  • You will be prompted to enter your mnemonic seed by clicking the words in the correct order. Click the words in the proper order and click the Register button when it is unlocked successfully.

  • The following screen will let you know, "You're all set!". Click the Done button to finish.

  • Your account is now accessible by clicking on the Keplr extension icon in the toolbar.

Using Keplr to connect to Gitopia#

  • Using Keplr to connect to Gitopia is super easy; simply click the Connect Wallet icon on the top right corner of the Gitopia testnet Home page to get started. Then, click on Connect Keplr.

  • A dialogue window will appear with a Chain Add Request. Click on the Approve button.

  • Next, another dialogue window will appear requesting permission to connect your Keplr account with gitopia. Click on the Approve button again.

  • Once the wallet is connected, you need to add some tokens in-order to use Gitopia. You can claim free testnet tokens by clicking the GET TLORE icon on the Gitopia testnet Home Page.

  • On every transaction using your Keplr account, a window will open and you will be asked to confirm the transaction details by clicking the Approve button. You will also have to select the fees you want to use. It is not required to fill in the Memo field.

  • You can click on the Keplr extenstion icon on your toolbar to access your account and check your account balance.

Using Keplr to connect to Gitopia#

If you want to push your repositories to Gitopia using Keplr wallet, you need to create a json file with the following data in your filesystem. Make sure to keep it safe and don't share this file or your keplr mnemonic with anyone. Rest of the steps are same as Gitopia web wallet and you can go through the git remote helper documentation based on your operating system.

{    "name": "keplr-wallet",    "mnemonic": "<your_keplr_mnemonic>",    "HDpath": "m/44'/118'/0'/0/",    "password": "",    "prefix": "gitopia",    "pathIncrement": 0,    "accounts": []}