Allowing blind signing in the Solana (SOL) app

This tutorial will show you how to use your Ledger device to allow Blind Signing in the Solana (SOL) app.

When is allowing blind signing required?

  • Allowing blind signing is required to sign most transactions involving smart contracts.
  • For example, blind signing is required to purchase NFTs on a Solana NFT marketplace like Magic Eden.

Allowing blind signing

  1. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  2. Open the Solana application.
    Your device displays Application is ready.
  3. Press the right button to navigate to Settings. Then press both buttons to validate.
    Your Ledger device displays Allow blind sign.
  4. Select Yes then press both buttons.
    Your device displays Application is ready again. You're done.

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 Before you go

  • Allowing blind signing is an advanced feature that is only required for signing transactions involving smart contracts (e.g. swapping tokens via a decentralized exchange). 
  • It's recommended to disable blind signing after use.
  • Please note that blind signing will be automatically disabled after a firmware update or after the Solana app is updated.
  • This can happen whenever the app is manually updated via My Ledger in Ledger Live or after a firmware update that requires apps to be reinstalled. You can re-enable blind signing as needed by using the instructions above.

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