Can't Recover Blockstack ID

#1

Hello, I created a Blockstack ID (https://explorer.blockstack.org/name/chriscollins.id) in the previous browser format and unfortunately I don’t have the recovery code necessary to retrieve it in the new version but I do recall the password I used to sign up. Also, my Blockstack ID is also linked to my Github and Hacker News accounts. Any way I can recover this?

#2

Do you have access to the email account that you used when you signed up? If so, there should be an email there with your recovery code.

#3

Yes, I have access to the email account but cannot find any email from Blockstack. I also don’t recall receiving an email (I believe I initially signed up back in late 2017).

#4

Hey Chris. The emails kicked in ~May 2018 so you likely do not have one. The only way to regain access is with your Secret Recovery Key (the rest of the blockchain industry also calls this a “mnemonic seed phrase”) – it is 12 random words. I would look wherever you often store secret, private information, you might have placed it there. Hope that helps.

#5

Thanks, Jeff. That explains why I couldn’t find an email. Unfortunately I never stored the 12 random words since I thought I’d always be able to login with username and password. I’ll just create a new account.