Nostr is a simple and open protocol that aims to create censorship-resistant social networks and works with cryptographic keys. Use Alby to securely manage your Nostr keys.
With Alby you securely manage your Nostr account keys and safely use the supporting Nostr web clients. Your private keys only live in Alby and will never be shared. Nostr clients only request permissions to for example sign events.
Every account in Alby can have individual Nostr keys. This allows you to manage multiple Nostr identities.
It is important to know that your Nostr keys are stored only locally on your computer.
Step 1: Open the Alby Browser Extension, select the relevant account and click on 'Account settings'
Step 2: Here you can view and edit your Nostr Key if you click on 'Nostr Settings'
You can either import an existing key or generate a new private Nostr key. The newly generated Nostr key is derived from your Master Key in the Alby Browser Extension.
Step 1: Navigate to the relevant account in the Browser Extension and click on 'Nostr Settings'
Step 2: Navigate to the relevant account in the Browser Extension and click on 'Nostr Settings'
Now you can import an existing Nostr private key by pasting it in the relevant field or generate a new key by creating a Master Key. If you already created a Master Key before, the fields are automatically filled with your new keys.
Congrats! You successfully created your Nostr keys.
With derived keys the same level of trust that you have in your account also applies to your Nostr key.
If you already store a Nostr key in one account, it won't be overwritten by a new Master Key
Please make sure to always have a backup of your key!
With an getAlby.com account and lightning address (e.g. [email protected]) you can also configure your NIP05 Nostr identifier. NIP-05 is a verification method for your Nostr account across all clients and friends can then find you with that address instead of the public key. Go to your getAlby.com dashboard -> Settings -> Profile Page (step-by-step guide). Then add your Nostr public key.