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Export private key

The Alchemy Signer allows you to export a user's private key, allowing them a right to exit at any time. It is considered a best practice to allow your users to export their private key, as it gives them full control over their account. The private key export method does not rely on Alchemy's infrastructure, so even if Alchemy is down, a user can still export their private key.


To add export private key functionality to your app, you can use the exportPrivateKey method on the signer.

import { useMutation } from "@tanstack/react-query";
import { signer } from "../signer.js";
const TurnkeyExportWalletContainerId = "turnkey-export-wallet-container-id";
const TurnkeyExportWalletElementId = "turnkey-export-wallet-element-id";
// This allows us to style the embedded iframe
const iframeCss = `
iframe {
    box-sizing: border-box;
    width: 100%;
    height: 120px;
    border-radius: 8px;
    border-width: 1px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: rgba(216, 219, 227, 1);
    padding: 20px;
export const ExportPrivateKeyView = () => {
  // we are using react-query to handle loading states more easily, but feel free to use w/e state management library you prefer
  const {
    mutate: exportWallet,
  } = useMutation({
    mutationFn: () =>
        iframeContainerId: TurnkeyExportWalletContainerId,
        iframeElementId: TurnkeyExportWalletElementId,
  // Once the user clicks the button, a request will be sent to initialize private key export
  // once the request is complete, the iframe will be rendered with either
  // 1. the private key if the user is logged in with a passkey
  // 2. the seed phrase if the user is logged in with email
  return (
    <div className="flex flex-col gap-2">
      {!data ? (
        <button onClick={() => exportWallet()} disabled={isLoading}>
          Export Wallet
      ) : (
        <strong>Seed Phrase</strong>
        style={{ display: !data ? "none" : "block" }}