User Accounts (Smart Accounts)
Learn about user accounts.
As you are implementing Openfort into your product, the first interaction you will most likely have with our SDKs/APIs are with Players. 'Players' are the users of Openfort. Every time a user registers on your platform, a player is registered under an Id. These players serve a dual purpose:
- Identification of users.
- Enabling interaction within your game.
We recommend creating a player as soon as your user is authenticated. Once created, Openfort returns a unique playerId. This is how it works when you register a new player:
After creating a player, you can register a counterfactual address. This address remains the same across other EVM chains for each player and doesn't cost gas to create.
The Custody Model#
A common misconception is that smart accounts are always non-custodial. In reality, the custody of a wallet hinges on the custody of its signers
- If only the user can sign transactions: it's non-custodial.
- If third-parties other than the user can sign transactions: it's custodial.
Openfort offers both approaches to the custodial model based on your preference and supports shifting from one to the other.