How to Grant/Revoke Posting Authority Using PeakD

in About PeakD3 years ago

Hello, Hiveans!

Recently I've seen a lot of people asking in Discord for ways to grant/revoke posting authority for a Hive account, and they usually get answers that make the process seem more complicated than it needs to be.

Fortunately, PeakD has a built-in tool that makes these tasks very simple and easy.

Since I've seen so many people ask about this, I thought I would make a quick tutorial.


First, login to PeakD, then click on the arrow beside your avatar in the upper right corner of the page, then select "Profile" to go to your profile page.

Once you're on your profile page, click on the actions button that is located in the profile's banner section, and select "Keys & Permissions" from the drop-down menu.

Once there, switch to the "Authorities" tab, and there you will see a list of all the accounts that have been granted autority to perform operations on your behalf.

To revoke permissions from an account, simply click on the X next to that account.

To grant permissions to a new account, you can click on the button that says "Grant Authority".

After that, you will get a popup dialogue box. From there you can select the role you want to give permission for (either posting or active role). Then you just have to enter the name of the account (don't put the @ sign), and click on the "Confirm" button.

It's important to note that most of the time you will want to only give posting authority. That lets the authorized account do posting operations, but it doesn't let them access or manipulate your funds. There are only very special circumstances in which you would want to give active authority to an account, and if that applies to you, you probably didn't need this tutorial in the first place.

As you can see, this is a very simple to use, intuitive tool.

PeakD has a lot of features and tools like this that just make the experience on Hive that much better. If you haven't been using PeakD, I encourage you to give it a try and explore its different features.

That's it from me for now.

I hope you all have a great one until next time!

Hive on!


PeakD is so incredibly full of features, I am still surprised by them on a regular basis!

Yeah! The Peak team is really on the ball.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hello I am Fallowing you now to help support the Canada front end on Hive, a room which you have joined. I hope to interact more and soon in the room.

@saboin I've come to #blurt hope we'll see you there

I didn't even know!

PeakD is the new swiss army knife for hive eh?

Definitely! And they keep adding and improving features all the time.

very useful tips. thank you saboin

I'm glad you found it useful.

Thanks for commenting! 😊

Thanks for the how to :)

Thank you so much for this info.

My pleasure!😊

Thanks for commenting!

Easy peasy!
I knew on Steem there was some magic link that I kept losing :p

This feature was added to Steempeak not long before the Hive fork. It made revoking authorities on Steem quite easy on the day before the fork. Hehe!

Ohhh thanks I will do that there.

Manually curated by EwkaW from the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Thank you very much, @ewkaw and @qurator!

My pleasure :)

Thanks!! I have been needing to do some cleaning in this area. Peakd dang near does it all.

Yep! The Peak interfaces have been my top choice since a long time now.

The feature is also available on Steempeak in case you didn't get around to tidying it up over there as well.

I never realized how many apps I granted posting authority too... DANG !! That took a little bit. Lol

Yeah! I had a lot, too. The day before the fork, I went through all of them and revoked them, so I started with a clean slate on Hive. I've been pretty conservative with giving posting auth on Hive as you can tell by my screenshot.

Very cool tip! Thanks!! :)

I'm glad it can be useful.

Thanks for commenting! 😊


Thanks for this useful post and to @r1s2g3 for directing me here.

Thanks for commenting. I’m glad you found it useful.

And an extra big thanks for the tip!

Thank you for this.
For some reason the votes to our charity blog seems to have taken a sharp drop?
Do you now why? Any changes?

It could be because of the update on They added a new function to limit a total of weekly votes sent to a particular user. This was implemented with a default number of 2. If someone didn't go and change the settings, the people they follow will receive 2 votes/week.

Ah! That must be why our curation figures have also dropped.
Do you know how to restore the settings?

There was some talk in the Discord about the votes being slow because the use of that service was greater than anticipated. That could be one reason.

Anyway, thanks for the comment and upvote! 😊

Sorted out the auto-vote situation with a reset my friend.
Will see if it will restore the issues!
Take care!

super useful, thanks!

I’m glad it could be useful.

Thanks for commenting!

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