How to Create a ClearFoundation Portal Account and CLEAR Token Wallet

How to Create a ClearFoundation Portal Account and CLEAR Token Wallet

01 Oct

The ClearFoundation CLEAR Token Public Bonanza Giveaway program will begin starting October 12, 2018. You can get ready for the Bonanza Giveaway now by creating an account on the ClearFoundation Portal and also by creating a wallet where you can receive your tokens. Finally, after creating a wallet you’ll want to make sure the wallet address is added to your account (usually this step will happen automatically upon creating your first wallet).

Create Your ClearFoundation Portal Account

Creating a ClearFoundation Portal account is simple. Visit clearfoundation.co.nz and click on the Portal link on the top right of the site. You should then see a screen that looks like the image below...

The easiest way to get an account is to use one of the top 4 options that use OATH to log you into the ClearFoundation Portal using your existing Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or ClearCenter SDN account. This is the recommended method of creating a ClearFoundation Portal account.  If you use one of the 4 OATH options, you instantly will create a ClearFoundation Portal account the first time you sign in - this is also beneficial as you won’t need to keep track of separate login credentials.

If you want to create a new and unique account without using one of the 4 OATH options,  you can create a ClearFoundation Portal account using your email address and a unique password by clicking on the “Or Register” link at the bottom of the options. If you choose this option, you’ll receive an email to that address with an account confirmation link.

Creating Your First Wallet

After signing into the ClearFoundation Portal, you’ll see the Portal Dashboard screen that looks like this…

 

You’ll notice that in the top Wallets section there is a 0 inside of a red circle. This indicator is a reminder that you need to create at least 1 wallet.

Click on the Wallet section at the top.

You’ll see a series of wallet creation wizard screens the first time you create a wallet. See below for an example of the first wizard screen…



Please read all screens in the wallet creation wizard as each screen contains vital information about your wallet.

After completion of the wallet creation wizard you’ll see a screen that looks like this…

Enter a unique and complex password then click the “Create Wallet” button.

Note: Make sure your password is complex, not easily guessed, and also make sure you save your password. ClearFoundation can NOT recover your password as a security feature.

After you enter a password, click the “Create Wallet” button then you’ll see a screen that looks like this…

Click on the “Download Keystore File (UTC/JSON)” button to download a JSON file locally to your PC.

Do NOT lose the JSON file and make sure to create a backup of the file as in the future you’ll be able to use the JSON file to unlock your wallet. Do not share the JSON file - treat it as a secret and keep it safe.

After you have downloaded and secured the JSON file, click the red “I understand. Continue.” button.

You’ll now see a screen that looks like this…


Note: Your Private Key and Wallet Address will be different than the characters used in the dummy screen shown above.

Make sure to save your Private Key and your Wallet Address (shown as “Your Address” at the bottom of the above screenshot). Do NOT lose your Private Key and do NOT share it with anyone. Anyone with your Private Key could use it to steal any tokens in your wallet.

It is OK to share your Wallet Address with anyone who wants to transfer tokens into your account including  ClearFoundation.

After you have saved your Private Key and Wallet Address, click on the green “Print your Wallet and Add to ClearFoundation” button.

A new window will pop up that looks similar to this…

Print out this document and/or save it as a PDF. This document shows your same Wallet Address and Private Key along with 2 QR codes that represent your Wallet Address and Private Key. Again, do NOT share your Private Key or the QR code marked “Your Private Key” with anyone. Keep them safe and secret.

After printing or saving the document with the 2 QR codes, close that window.

You’ll now see that the wallet you just created was automatically added to your ClearFoundation dashboard.

Make sure you see a screen that looks similar to this one below…



Verify Your Wallet Has Been Added to Your Account

If you completed the above steps correctly, your first wallet address will automatically be added. You’ll notice that in the Wallet section at the top of the page, the red circle with 0 will turn to a green circle showing a 1. You’ll also notice in the Whitelist Status column (see screenshot above) there will be a red box with the word Processing inside. Wait 15 minutes then refresh the webpage. The Whitelist Status should turn green and say Whitelisted.

At this point, you have completed all of the steps and your wallet is ready to receive CLEAR Tokens!

Manually Adding Your Wallet Address

If for any reason your wallet was not automatically added, you can manually add it at anytime. To manually add your wallet, log into the ClearFoundation Portal and in the dashboard section click the green “Add Address” button shown below then manually enter your wallet address.