signmessagewithprivkey (util command)

Bitcoin Core 25.1 RPC

signmessagewithprivkey "privkey" "message"

Sign a message with the private key of an address


1. privkey    (string, required) The private key to sign the message with.
2. message    (string, required) The message to create a signature of.


"str"    (string) The signature of the message encoded in base 64


Create the signature
> bitcoin-cli signmessagewithprivkey "privkey" "my message"

Verify the signature
> bitcoin-cli verifymessage "1D1ZrZNe3JUo7ZycKEYQQiQAWd9y54F4XX" "signature" "my message"

As a JSON-RPC call
> curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id": "curltest", "method": "signmessagewithprivkey", "params": ["privkey", "my message"]}' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'