importprivkey - Zcash 4.2.0 RPC

importprivkey "zcashprivkey" ( "label" rescan )

Adds a private key (as returned by dumpprivkey) to your wallet.

1. "zcashprivkey"   (string, required) The private key (see dumpprivkey)
2. "label"            (string, optional, default="") An optional label
3. rescan               (boolean, optional, default=true) Rescan the wallet for transactions

Note: This call can take minutes to complete if rescan is true.


Dump a private key
> zcash-cli dumpprivkey "myaddress"

Import the private key with rescan
> zcash-cli importprivkey "mykey"

Import using a label and without rescan
> zcash-cli importprivkey "mykey" "testing" false

As a JSON-RPC call
> curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "importprivkey", "params": ["mykey", "testing", false] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'

Maintained by @_garethtdavies; license of the docs is MIT (see zcash repo), license of the scripts and webpage is also MIT (github repo)

Note it uses a mainnet node