Using Your Vibrant Backup Phrase for Transactions on the Stellar Network

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To demonstrate one method to make transactions outside of Vibrant, here is a tutorial on how to send transactions from your Vibrant account’s underlying Stellar address without using Vibrant.

Before you start, make sure that you have the following ready:

  1. Your Stellar address - You can find this by going to Profile > Stellar address
  2. Your 12-word backup phrase - You can create this by going to Profile > Privacy & Security > Back up your account
  3. Funds in your Vibrant account - You can’t make transactions without funds

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Stellar Laboratory and build a transaction
    • Here are the required fields:
      • Source account: Your Stellar address
      • Operation type: Payment.

Note: You can also do other operations with this wallet address

  • Be sure to tap “Sign in Transaction Signer” when you’re done
  1. Extract your secret key from your backup phrase. You can do this from your terminal with the stellar-hd-wallet package. That said, any Stellar key derivation library (SEP-5) will do.

From Terminal: 

npm install stellar-hd-wallet && node


const StellarHDWallet = require('stellar-hd-wallet');

const mnemonic = "<insert your 12 word backup phrase>"

const wallet = StellarHDWallet.fromMnemonic(mnemonic);

console.log("Secret Key:", wallet.getSecret(0));

  1. Sign your transaction
    • Back in Stellar Laboratory, enter your secret key under “Add Signer” 
  2. Submit your transaction 🎉 That’s it!


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