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.

Getting started

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.

View and edit your Nostr keys

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'

๐Ÿ”‘ Importing or Generating your keys

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!

What's next? Try out some of these Nostr apps and enjoy seamless browsing with your very own identity across different apps: https://www.nostrapps.com/

๐Ÿช„ Getting a Nostr NIP05 identifier

With an getAlby.com account and lightning address (e.g. you@getalby.com) 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. Then add your Nostr public key.

๐Ÿ“– Further resources

Nostr web clients

There are various different Nostr clients out there and with your Nostr identity managed in the Alby extension you can easily use all of them. No signup or similar needed. For example try these:

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