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Set up and use polkadot.js to access your Ledger Karura (KAR) account

This tutorial describes how to set up and use the polkadot.js app with your Ledger device to access your Ledger Karura (KAR) account.

Learn more about how to manage crypto assets with your Ledger device here.

Before you start

  • Ensure the latest version of the Karura (KAR) app is installed on your Ledger device.
  • Update the firmware of your Ledger Nano SNano S Plus / Nano X.
  • Ensure that Ledger Live is closed as it can conflict with polkadot.js.
  • Please note that polkadot.js does not support Ledger devices on Firefox. Please ensure you are using Chrome or Brave.

Connect your device to polkadot.js

  1. Unlock your Ledger device and open the Karura app.
  2. Go to polkadot.js.
  3. Select the tile.
    The next page may take some time to load.
  4. Click the Polkadot logo to open the side panel.
  5. Switch the network to Karura.
  6. Click Switch to move to KAR wallet.
  7. Click again on the Karura logo to open the side panel and make sure that you're connected via Acala Foundation 2.
  8. Close the panel by clicking on the (X) button.
  9. Navigate to Settings, select manage hardware connections, and then choose one of the following:
    • Attach Ledger via WebUSB if you are on Windows.

    • Attach Ledger via WebHID if you are on macOS or Linux.

  10. Click Save.


Add KAR account

  1. In the top header, go to Accounts.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Accounts.
  3. Select Add via Ledger.
  4. In the subsequent menu, enter a name in the Name field, then leave Account type and Address index as they are. Click Save.
    A pop-up window may appear.
  5. To confirm the connection with your Ledger device, select your device then click Connect.
    Your Ledger Karura (KAR) account appears.


Next steps

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