Users required to re-encrypt their XRP Ledger wallets by assigning a new regular key will be notified via wallet client.
XRP Ledger wallets that are subjects of re-encryption using regular keys will have a current master private key disabled and a new regular key assigned which will be used for signing all future transactions.
The following message will be displayed to these users:
This action will disable XRP Ledger wallet's master keys and generate new regular keys for transaction signing.
If you use your XRP Ledger wallets with other clients, please make sure they support signing with regular keys.
In the XRP Ledger, a digital signature proves that a transaction is authorized to do a specific set of actions. Only signed transactions can be submitted to the network and included in a validated ledger.
Every digital signature is based on a cryptographic key pair associated with the transaction's sending XRP Ledger Wallet. A key pair can be used as:
- a master key pair (composed of a private key and a public key) which is directly linked to the account's ID (XRP Ledger wallet's ID) or
- regular key pair.
Regular Key Pair
The XRP Ledger allows an account to authorize a secondary key pair, called a regular key pair, to sign future transactions, while keeping your master key pair offline or disabled.
After a regular key pair is assigned to an XRP Ledger wallet, the wallet has two key pairs associated with it:
- A master key pair that is intrinsically related to the XRP Ledger wallet's ID and which you keep offline or disabled.
- A regular key pair that is explicitly assigned to the XRP Ledger wallet and which can be used to sign all transactions for the account, except for the ones reserved for the master key pair.