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Add custom permission to your account

2 Chapters 3 Lessons Easy

About this course

Adding custom permissions is a great way to protect and secure your account and funds. A custom permission is basically a key that can only perform the actions you allow it to perform. This could be a key, that is only allowed to claim rewards and vote, which means if you add that key to a device or app which is infected by malware. And they get hold of your key, all they can ever do is claim your rewards, and vote with your tokens.

It get's even more interesting when you look at giving custom permissions to different dapps, where you could allow a key to sign aspects of prospectors, but nothing else. This makes it safe and secure to use. 

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Course Structure

Basics in permissions 2 Lessons

What is a custom permission?

A custom permission is a key-pair that only is allowed to perform what you allow it to perform. This can be done to any smart contract on the WAX Blockchain. 

How to generate a new key

In most wallets you can generate new eosio keys, you will find a few example in here, if you want a very secure key you can go through our 'offline generated key guide'

Adding a custom permission 1 Lesson

Adding custom permission using bloks

The easiest way to add custom permissions to your account is by utilizing They have built a simple and intuitive way of changing and adding permissions to your account.