Change recovery from @steem . What is this about ?

in Hive Governance11 months ago

I seem to be getting a notification on my peakd front end for past 2-3 days asking me to change my recovery from @steem. I am not sure what this is about ? Could some one explain....

If i have to change from @steem...what should i change it to ... @hive ? Also how do i change it .....

Has anyone experienced this ...if so any help would be appreciated :)




Recovery account is a feature whereby if your account ever becomes compromised you can reestablish your ownership, change passwords, etc. with the help of your recovery partner.

Since many accounts were originally created by Steemit Inc., that is their default recovery account which is no longer trustworthy or responsive to needs of Hive users.

PeakD states in their post

The recovery account should be set to an user able to verify your account owner identity and cast the required operations to trigger the recovery process.

More tools to simplify this process will be available in the upcoming releases ;)

So in simple language, for now I’d simply set it to any other Hive user who you trust and know you could get in touch with in the event their help is needed. If they’re very tech savvy that’s a plus! Hopefully @peakd has tools up their sleeve that will enable average users to help each other efficiently should the need arise.

The page is hopefully updated to give more information about recovery... basically it should be changed to be someone you know and trust


We have added more information to explain how recovery works and suggestions for recovery account to choose.

You will find more information about the recovery process in [this post[(/hive/@arcange/introducing-hive-account-recovery)