# Node Wallet

## Initialize wallet#

Restart the node and go to http://127.0.0.1:9053/panel to access the panel. Then set the API key secret from the previous step. Note that you need to set the secret and not the hash from the config file. In our example, this is the string hello.

Click on Initialize wallet. After the pop-up opens, there are two ways to proceed depending on your scenario.

1. If this is the first time you are running the node then you need to initialize it with a new mnemonic sentence.
2. If you had created a wallet earlier and would like to obtain the same address (possibly because there are funds stored in it), then you have to restore the wallet using the mnemonic sentence you had saved earlier.

### Initialize wallet from scratch#

In the pop-up that opens, you must enter a wallet password. The mnemonic password is optional. After you click send, the wallet will return a mnemonic sentence as shown below.

You must copy this sentence and save it in a safe place. This sentence will be needed to restore the wallet on a different computer.

### Restore wallet from earlier#

Copy the mnemonic sentence from earlier paste it into the "Mnemonic" field in the Restore-wallet form. Enter a secure wallet password. Leave the Mnemonic password empty (it is only for advanced users). Refer to the figure below.

After the wallet has been successfully restored from the mnemonic sentence, you will see a confirmation as shown in the figure below.

This is a test to ensure you have set up the node properly. It will return the current addresses in the wallet. In the panel at http://127.0.0.1:9053/panel click on the Wallet tab on the left and then on Get all wallet addresses to view the addresses currently maintained by the wallet. It should return at least one address if the node is set correctly.