Some of the cardano-wallet API endpoints ask for 'walletId'. Does anyone know where to retrieve this value from Daedalus? I only see wallet public key/wallet multi-sig public key.

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cardano-wallet is able to create/store multiple wallets - https://input-output-hk.github.io/cardano-wallet/api/edge/#operation/listWallets

Daedalus wallet IDs have nothing in common with these - I think you need to re-create the wallet in cardano-wallet using either mnemonic words or using account xPub from Daedalus.

Also check out https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-addresses which contains examples of deriving various key types and addresses.

  • Alright that sounds good. Thank you!
    – Inqubias
    Aug 29, 2021 at 18:43

As sorki replied you can indeed run a new cardano-node + cardano-wallet instance and restore the desired wallet by specifying its mnemonic sentence and copying the wallet_id shown in the API response.

Since Daedalus already runs cardano-node + cardano-wallet in the background you could perfectly query that API directly. If you're in a *nix system you could run Daedalus from the terminal like this

daedalus-mainnet 2>&1 | sed -u -n '/cardano-wallet/p' | sed -u -n 's/^.* --port \([0-9]*\) .*$/PORT: \1/p'

to get Daedalus cardano-wallet's port. Also since Daedalus' front-end communicates with Daedalus' back-end using a client certificate you'd have to use the very same one. Their location depends where did you install Daedalus, in my case they're located here


Then you can query the list of wallets and get the wallet_id

curl --cert "${CLIENT_CRT}" --key "${CLIENT_KEY}" --cacert "${CA_CRT}" https://localhost:<PORT_NUMBER>/v2/wallets

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