Secret Key and password

What is the difference between a Secret Key and a Password in Leather?

Secret Keys control the funds sent to individual Stacks or Bitcoin addresses. Secret Keys are either a 24 word secret phrase that users are prompted to record in the process of creating a wallet with Leather, or a Secret Key connected to a hardware wallet device. A full overview and background on Secret Keys is available here. Without a Secret Key, users cannot access the wallet.

‍Leather is compatible with BIP39 Mnemonic Seed Phrases that have a length of 12, 15, 18, 21 or 24 words. Leather will/has always generated 24-word seed phrases.

A Password within Leather simply acts as another layer of security that is device-specific. Passwords are created by users and they must meet certain security requirements. Passwords are useful if you use the same device and same browser every time you use your Leather, as it saves you from having to re-enter your Secret Key each time you login. Unlike Secret Keys, Passwords can be reset and recovered.

To reset the password, simply log out of the Wallet. You can do this by navigating to upper right corner menu of the Wallet and selecting "sign out." When you log back in with your Secret Key, you will be automatically prompted to create a new password.

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