Using the useRequestAccount hook

The useRequestAccount hook is part of the Ledger Wallet API Client for React. It is used to request an account from the Ledger Wallet. When the hook is called, the user will be prompted to select the desired account.


The useRequestAccount hook facilitates requesting access to a user’s account. On component mount, the user will be prompted to select an account from the Ledger Wallet.


  1. Import the necessary dependencies and hooks from the Wallet API Client.

  2. Use the useRequestAccount hook in your component.

  3. Call the requestAccount function within a useEffect to prompt the user to select an account when the component mounts.


Here is an example of how to use the useRequestAccount hook within a simple React application:

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import React, { useEffect, useState } from "react";
import { useRequestAccount } from "@ledgerhq/wallet-api-client-react";
function App() {
  // Use the useRequestAccount hook
  const { requestAccount, account } = useRequestAccount();
  // State to store the response
  const [response, setResponse] = useState(null);
  // Prompt the user to select an account on component mount
  useEffect(() => {
  }, [requestAccount]);
  // If needed you can filter the accounts by currency as follow
  useEffect(() => {
    const request = async () => {
      await requestAccount({ currencyIds: ['currency_id'] })
  }, [requestAccount]);
  // Trigger a re-render after the user selects an account to handle the account response
  useEffect(() => {
    if (account) {
      setResponse(`${account.address} : ${}`);
  }, [account]);
  return (
      <h1>Test Live App - Wallet API</h1>
      <div className="card">
        {response ? (
          <p>Selected Account: {response}</p>
        ) : (
          <p>Selecting account...</p>
export default App;


The requestAccount accepts an object with a currencyIds property as parameter.

  • currencyIds: An array of currencyIds.

Return Value

The useRequestAccount hook returns an object with the following properties:

  • requestAccount: A function to trigger the account selection prompt.
  • account: The selected account object. It will be null until the user selects an account.

The account object typically contains the following properties:

  • id: A string representing the account ID.
  • address: A string representing the account address.

Handling Responses

After invoking requestAccount, you can keep track of the account object to determine if the user has selected an account. Once selected, the account object will populate with the relevant account information.

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