Register an Identity#

The purpose of this tutorial is to walk through the steps necessary to register an identity.


Identities serve as the basis for interactions with Dash Platform. They consist primarily of a public key used to register a unique entity on the network. Additional details regarding identities can be found in the Identity description.



📘 Wallet Operations

The JavaScript SDK does not cache wallet information. It re-syncs the entire Core chain for some wallet operations (e.g. client.getWalletAccount()) which can result in wait times of 5+ minutes.

A future release will add caching so that access is much faster after the initial sync. For now, the skipSynchronizationBeforeHeight option can be used to sync the wallet starting at a certain block height.

const Dash = require('dash');

const clientOpts = {
  network: 'testnet',
  wallet: {
    mnemonic: 'a Dash wallet mnemonic with testnet funds goes here',
    unsafeOptions: {
      skipSynchronizationBeforeHeight: 875000, // only sync from mid-2023
const client = new Dash.Client(clientOpts);

const createIdentity = async () => {
  return client.platform.identities.register();

  .then((d) => console.log('Identity:\n', d.toJSON()))
  .catch((e) => console.error('Something went wrong:\n', e))
  .finally(() => client.disconnect());

The Identity will be output to the console. The Identity will need to have one confirmation before it is accessible via client.platform.identity.get.


Make a note of the returned identity id as it will be used used in subsequent tutorials throughout the documentation.

What’s Happening#

After connecting to the Client, we call platform.identities.register. This will generate a keypair and submit an Identity Create State Transaction. After the Identity is registered, we output it to the console.