Generating Keys
After installing the secretcli, the next thing to do is to start generating your own keys (public and private) to begin receiving, sending, and bonding SCRT.

Generate a secp256k1 Key

To generate a new secp256k1 key:
secretcli keys add <key-alias>
Note: The output of the above command contains a seed phrase. It's recommended to save the seed phrase in a safe place in case you forget the password of the operating system's credentials store.
The above command will generate an output similar to:
- name: test
type: local
address: secret1knpfllytv22umrlahglwmhjxkgavccjltxwnca
pubkey: '{"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.secp256k1.PubKey","key":"A0QMBqFY4J39i6NrH4qR5uOEnyytpkyeWFg/e0sPd8NJ"}'
mnemonic: ""
**Important** write this mnemonic phrase in a safe place.
It is the only way to recover your account if you ever forget your password.
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Delete A Key

To delete a key use:
secretcli keys delete test
Key reference will be deleted. Continue? [y/N]: y
Key deleted forever (uh oh!)
After deleting a key you will no longer have access to the associated key account. You may regenerate the deleted key using the secretcli and the keys seed phrase.
Multiple keys may be deleted at once. You will be prompted to confirm each keys deletion:
secretcli keys delete pub_addr_2 pub_addr_1 multisig_sorted
# This is the output you should expect to seeb
Key reference will be deleted. Continue? [y/N]: y
Public key reference deleted
Key reference will be deleted. Continue? [y/N]: y
Public key reference deleted
Key reference will be deleted. Continue? [y/N]: y
Key deleted forever (uh oh!)

Regenerate Key From Seed Phrase

You can regenerate the key from the seed phrase with the following command:
secretcli keys add --recover <key-alias>
Enter your bip39 mnemonic
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- name: test
type: local
address: secret1knpfllytv22umrlahglwmhjxkgavccjltxwnca
pubkey: '{"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.secp256k1.PubKey","key":"A0QMBqFY4J39i6NrH4qR5uOEnyytpkyeWFg/e0sPd8NJ"}'
mnemonic: ""

Backup And Export Key

You can also backup your key using export — which outputs to stderr:
(copy and paste to a <key-export-file>)
secretcli keys export <key-alias>
Enter passphrase to encrypt the exported key:
-----BEGIN TENDERMINT PRIVATE KEY-----
kdf: bcrypt
salt: 893759B19955BA1302328B751361854F
type: secp256k1
5IZ1t7TJUL+D/MeiLmxxpucmMJxyNA2CEI4CiJAfrQe97gNtf3YFqZImSyr7yC05
jD3mmUNSch52z/w513Xmyui67YSvvCNYExGGc4g=
=JWtz
-----END TENDERMINT PRIVATE KEY-----

Import Key

You can import a key using the secretcli with:
secretcli keys import <key-alias> <key-export-file>
Enter passphrase to decrypt your key:
After importing your key, verify the key is imported with:
secretcli keys show test
- name: test
type: local
address: secret1knpfllytv22umrlahglwmhjxkgavccjltxwnca
pubkey: '{"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.secp256k1.PubKey","key":"A0QMBqFY4J39i6NrH4qR5uOEnyytpkyeWFg/e0sPd8NJ"}'
mnemonic: ""