Rise In Logo

Build on Solana

Skim through the following sections. You can always come back to them.

D. Program Derived Addresses (PDAs)

A Program Derived Address (PDA) is a special type of account in Solana that is derived from a base public key and a program ID, but does not have a known private key. Despite not having a known private key, a PDA can own data and tokens, and it can sign transactions, but only through the program that it's associated with.

PDAs are useful for a variety of reasons:

  1. Security: Since PDAs do not have a known private key, only the program that the PDA is derived from can make changes to the PDA, which provides a strong layer of security.
  2. Authority Delegation: PDAs can be used to delegate authority. For example, a program can use a PDA as an intermediary to hold funds. The program can then allow specific users to initiate transactions that transfer funds from the PDA, effectively delegating authority to those users.
Rise In Logo

Rise together in web3


BootcampsWhat is the
Web3 Bootcamp?
CommunityPartner with UsBlogEvents



About UsJoin UsFAQTerms ConditionsPrivacy PolicyGDPR NoticeCookies