I have a remote node setup with RPC enabled and restricted_rpc set to false. I am trying to create a new wallet remotely, but I'm getting the response: Error: method not found

curl -u 123:abc--digest -X POST http://xxxx.com:18089/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"create_wallet","params":{"filename":"mytestwallet","password":"mytestpassword","language":"English"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'

Alternatively, how can I do it locally using monerod that connects to a remote node? Basically I don't want to download the entire monero blockchain, but still be able to create wallets.


You cannot create wallets using the daemon RPC (monerod). For that functionality, you would use the monero-wallet-rpc calling it's method create_wallet.

Alternatively, if you just wanted to create a local wallet (so not on the same host as your remote node), you would use monero-wallet-cli locally and have that connect to the remote node using --daemon-address host:port.


Are you saying you're asking a node to create a wallet ? A node cannot. A node doesn't deal in wallets, just in blockchain. Ask your local wallet, which in turns talks to the node hosted wherever.

  • "Ask your local wallet, which in turns talks to the node hosed wherever." <- The OP shows they are trying to use the wallet RPC method create_wallet, which is specifically designed to allow creating of a wallet on a remote machine. – jtgrassie Mar 1 '19 at 21:59
  • If you read the post, it says "I have a remote node setup". Node is not wallet. Maybe there's a wallet too, but it was not mentioned, so there is no reason to assume there is one. – user36303 Mar 1 '19 at 22:42
  • I did read it. OP is stating multiple things.. That they're using a node but also trying to call a wallet RPC method. Also trying to create a remote wallet "I am trying to create a new wallet remotely". Your answer does not address this. – jtgrassie Mar 2 '19 at 0:21

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