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ape-ledger: Plugin for Ledger Hardware Wallet

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Ape Ledger is a plugin for Ape Framework which integrates with Ledger devices to load and create accounts, sign messages, and sign transactions.


  • python3 version 3.7 or greater, python3-dev


via pip

You can install the latest release via pip:

pip install ape-ledger

via setuptools

You can clone the repository and use setuptools for the most up-to-date version:

git clone
cd ape-ledger
python3 install

Quick Usage

You must:

  • have the Ledger USB device connected
  • have the Ledger USB device unlocked (by entering the passcode)
  • and have the Ethereum app open.

Then, add accounts:

ape ledger add <alias>

Ledger accounts have the following capabilities in ape:

  1. Can sign transactions
  2. Can sign messages using the default EIP-191 specification
  3. Can sign messages using the EIP-712 specification

Adjust HD Path

If you need to adjust your HD path, use the --hd-path flag when adding the account.

ape ledger add <alias> --hd-path "m/44'/60'/0'/0/{x}"

{x} indicates the account node. Note that excluding {x} assumes the account node is at the end of the path.

The default HD path for the Ledger plugin is m/44'/60'/{x}'/0/0. See for more information.

List accounts

To list just your Ledger accounts in ape, do:

ape ledger list

Remove accounts

You can also remove accounts:

ape ledger delete <alias>


Please see the contributing guide to learn more how to contribute to this project. Comments, questions, criticisms and pull requests are welcomed.


This project is licensed under the Apache 2.0.

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