How to create your IOTA Wallet Seed

Your IOTA seed is like your private key (similar to bitcoin and ethereum). It is 81 Characters in length. With it you can open your wallet on any computer and generate addresses on which to receive IOTA.

Generate your seed on linux:

cat /dev/urandom |tr -dc A-Z9|head -c${1:-81}

Generate your seed on Mac:

Open Terminal and type or paste the following then press enter:

cat /dev/urandom |LC_ALL=C tr -dc 'A-Z9' | fold -w 81 | head -n 1

Generate your seed online:

You can generate your seed online using this website


  • Be extremely careful when using online services.
  • Keep your seed private, do not share this with anyone.