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Return all available information via RPC call "validateaddress" #6262

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@dexX7 dexX7 commented Jun 9, 2015

"validateaddress" omits some information, even in cases where it's available.

The primary motivation is to be able to retrieve redeemScripts, after using "addmultisigaddress", when not all keys are available, but the redeemScripts actually are.

The output of "validateaddress" with this PR:

Keys not available:

validateaddress "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3",
  "scriptPubKey": "76a914fa20d564550b105787f7ce3a9ad7fd9a45cd407088ac",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": false
}
validateaddress "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK",
  "scriptPubKey": "a9146769c19a16c9400b908756e19a4d2afb9e9760e187",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": true
}

After adding the redeemScript:

addmultisigaddress 2 '["02537357B156A33306A7A014A3748631C59DF405B56F11BA4AA4A3CE81501AF095","02F1FB200390E7864EF4450C07B15988179A57C3CF3A878F668E1070CB615749FE"]'
2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK
validateaddress "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK",
  "scriptPubKey": "a9146769c19a16c9400b908756e19a4d2afb9e9760e187",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": true,
  "script": "multisig",
  "hex": "522102537357b156a33306a7a014a3748631c59df405b56f11ba4aa4a3ce81501af0952102f1fb200390e7864ef4450c07b15988179a57c3cf3a878f668e1070cb615749fe52ae",
  "addresses": [
    "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3",
    "mmSKNtbYYHRrhTLKiok5TuYrGEs4Y2A4k6"
  ],
  "sigsrequired": 2,
  "account": ""
}

All keys available:

importprivkey "cR47hEvnsFhF4WNG1E69tvVYEwqeEgW51WGJEJimxRyH8EajqBUE"
importprivkey "cQnVk2cdUT6Kqg5kFAz1jXQVB1ksy9eBSMJzGXE8Ka7xBjwqarTB"
validateaddress "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3",
  "scriptPubKey": "76a914fa20d564550b105787f7ce3a9ad7fd9a45cd407088ac",
  "ismine": true,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": false,
  "pubkey": "02537357b156a33306a7a014a3748631c59df405b56f11ba4aa4a3ce81501af095",
  "iscompressed": true,
  "account": ""
}
validateaddress "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK",
  "scriptPubKey": "a9146769c19a16c9400b908756e19a4d2afb9e9760e187",
  "ismine": true,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": true,
  "script": "multisig",
  "hex": "522102537357b156a33306a7a014a3748631c59df405b56f11ba4aa4a3ce81501af0952102f1fb200390e7864ef4450c07b15988179a57c3cf3a878f668e1070cb615749fe52ae",
  "addresses": [
    "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3",
    "mmSKNtbYYHRrhTLKiok5TuYrGEs4Y2A4k6"
  ],
  "sigsrequired": 2,
  "account": ""
}
`"validateaddress"` omits some information, even in cases where is it available.

The primary motivation is to be able to retrieve redeemScripts, after using `"addmultisigaddress"`, when not all keys are available in the keystore, but the redeemScript actually is.

The output of `"validateaddress"` with this commit:

Keys not available:
```js
validateaddress "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3",
  "scriptPubKey": "76a914fa20d564550b105787f7ce3a9ad7fd9a45cd407088ac",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": false
}
```
```js
validateaddress "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK",
  "scriptPubKey": "a9146769c19a16c9400b908756e19a4d2afb9e9760e187",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": true
}
```

After adding the redeemScript:
```js
addmultisigaddress 2 '["02537357B156A33306A7A014A3748631C59DF405B56F11BA4AA4A3CE81501AF095","02F1FB200390E7864EF4450C07B15988179A57C3CF3A878F668E1070CB615749FE"]'
2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK

validateaddress "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK",
  "scriptPubKey": "a9146769c19a16c9400b908756e19a4d2afb9e9760e187",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": true,
  "script": "multisig",
  "hex": "522102537357b156a33306a7a014a3748631c59df405b56f11ba4aa4a3ce81501af0952102f1fb200390e7864ef4450c07b15988179a57c3cf3a878f668e1070cb615749fe52ae",
  "addresses": [
    "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3",
    "mmSKNtbYYHRrhTLKiok5TuYrGEs4Y2A4k6"
  ],
  "sigsrequired": 2,
  "account": ""
}
```

All keys available:
```js
validateaddress "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3",
  "scriptPubKey": "76a914fa20d564550b105787f7ce3a9ad7fd9a45cd407088ac",
  "ismine": true,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": false,
  "pubkey": "02537357b156a33306a7a014a3748631c59df405b56f11ba4aa4a3ce81501af095",
  "iscompressed": true,
  "account": ""
}
```
```js
validateaddress "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK"
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "2N2g2H7gjA8a11g1yKBgh5VTqndyvbnWpBK",
  "scriptPubKey": "a9146769c19a16c9400b908756e19a4d2afb9e9760e187",
  "ismine": true,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": true,
  "script": "multisig",
  "hex": "522102537357b156a33306a7a014a3748631c59df405b56f11ba4aa4a3ce81501af0952102f1fb200390e7864ef4450c07b15988179a57c3cf3a878f668e1070cb615749fe52ae",
  "addresses": [
    "n4KWZKx349gdMQGgTnZ8W6WfgSwybkGSK3",
    "mmSKNtbYYHRrhTLKiok5TuYrGEs4Y2A4k6"
  ],
  "sigsrequired": 2,
  "account": ""
}
```
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@jonasschnelli jonasschnelli commented Jun 11, 2015

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@sipa sipa commented Jun 16, 2015

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@laanwj laanwj commented Jun 19, 2015

Invalid address

$ src/bitcoin-cli validateaddress msj42CCGruhRsFrGATiUuh25dtxYtnpbT
{
  "isvalid": false
}

Valid, own address

src/bitcoin-cli validateaddress msj42CCGruhRsFrGATiUuh25dtxYtnpbTx
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "msj42CCGruhRsFrGATiUuh25dtxYtnpbTx",
  "scriptPubKey": "76a91485eb47fe98f349065d6f044e27a4ac541af79ee288ac",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": false
}

Valid, non-own address

$ src/bitcoin-cli validateaddress mpGLz2gJcVG75xgbwMVDXmruBBpuRRL9KQ
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "mpGLz2gJcVG75xgbwMVDXmruBBpuRRL9KQ",
  "scriptPubKey": "76a9145ff5d5286bd5c904f20935ff45cf59d865c745fd88ac",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": false,
  "isscript": false
}

Imported watchonly address

$ src/bitcoin-cli validateaddress mys3A1gFacVkCsCC1yw2GiASeDpjLXv1Cr
{
  "isvalid": true,
  "address": "mys3A1gFacVkCsCC1yw2GiASeDpjLXv1Cr",
  "scriptPubKey": "76a914c93ea43293ecfbb3acffba423f0d85cf78d6a10e88ac",
  "ismine": false,
  "iswatchonly": true,
  "isscript": false,
  "account": ""
}

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@laanwj laanwj merged commit 506bae3 into bitcoin:master Jun 19, 2015
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