I know I can get the public key from cleos for a given account but is the reverse possible? Basically, I am trying to find all the account names associated with a public key.

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Yes, it's possible, you can just retrieve all the accounts for a given public key running the command cleos get accounts EOS_PUB_KEY

Another way to check the accounts for a public key, from an external application, is using the EOS RPC Api, check this out: https://developers.eos.io/eosio-nodeos/reference#get_key_accounts-1

  • I was using get account instead of get accounts :)
    – Kabir
    Jun 27, 2018 at 2:24
  • Is there a public domain I can use instead of for xhr.open("POST", ""); ? Dec 13, 2018 at 18:45
  • I don't see a function to get all accounts but one could do: keys=`cleos wallet keys | grep -v "[]\[]" | cut -f 2 -d "\""`; for i in $keys; do cleos get accounts $i; done
    – colin
    Jan 14, 2019 at 4:49
  • this was working only with a now deprecated plugin for the node (history plugin)
    – colin
    May 13, 2019 at 3:47

I implemented it using history_get_key_accounts. The history_get_key_accounts api calls to /v1/history/get_key_accounts.

Please reference the following code.

const { Api, JsonRpc } = require('eosjs');
const fetch = (...args) => import('node-fetch').then(({default: fetch}) => fetch(...args));

const rpc = new JsonRpc('http://localhost:8888', { fetch });
const accounts = await rpc.history_get_key_accounts(public_key);

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