The following will explain how to use the console wallet (not GUI).
The cli_wallet creates a local wallet.json file that contains the encrypted private keys required to access the funds in your account. It requires a running witness node (not necessarily locally) and connects to it on launch:
programs/cli_wallet/cli_wallet -s ws://127.0.0.1:8090
Depending on the actual chain that you want to connect to your may need to specifiy –chain-id.
Enabling Remote Procedure Calls (RPC)¶
In order to allow RPC calls for wallet operations (spend, buy, sell, ...) you can choose between pure RPC or RPC-HTTP requests. In this tutorial, the latter is prefered since well established libraries make use of the RPC-HTTP protocol.
The cli-wallet can open a RPC port so that you can interface your
application with it. You have the choices of
* websocket RPC via the
-r parameter, and
* HTTP RPC via the
To enable RPC-HTTP in your wallet you need to run:
# recommended for use with python, or curl: programs/cli_wallet/cli_wallet --rpc-http-endpoint="127.0.0.1:8092" # or programs/cli_wallet/cli_wallet --rpc-endpoint="127.0.0.1:8092"
depending on the kind of RPC protocol.
This will open the port 8092 for local queries only. It is not recommended to publicly expose your wallet!
A tutorial for the BitShares cli-wallet can be found in the BitShares tutorials.