Account Factory Contract

Bespoke contracts for scaffolding and creating smart contract wallets.


The AccountFactory contract is primarily used to create Account contracts that represent a user's account in a blockchain network, differing from traditional externally owned accounts (EOAs). It has two main functions: aiding client code in pre-generating the Account contract address to facilitate pre-funding, and assisting the EntryPoint contract in deploying the Account contract when the first UserOperation associated with a given account is transmitted.

Account Factory contracts are not uniform. They differ based on the type of Account contract and the specific logic they implement. For instance, a common type is the SimpleAccountFactory, which creates Account contracts that behave similar to EOAs. However, these accounts offer additional functionalities, like conducting batch transfers and handling ERC-20 token transfers, adding to their flexibility and versatility.


During the EntryPoint contracts verification of a UserOperation, if the UserOperation contains the initCode field the EntryPoint contract calls on the Account Factory contract to create a new smart contract wallet.


Each Account Factory contract is an individually deployed and configured contract. Each smart contract wallet provider will likely create their own Account Factory contracts offering unique features to differentiate themselves from the competition.

SimpleAccountFactory Interface

In the code snippet below there are two main functions of the SimpleAccountFactory helper contract. The createAccount() method is used by the EntryPoint contract to deploy the Account contract and the getAddress() method is used by the client side code to generate the Account contract address.

 * create an account, and return its address.
 * returns the address even if the account is already deployed.
 * Note that during UserOperation execution, this method is called only if the account is not deployed.
 * This method returns an existing account address so that entryPoint.getSenderAddress() would work even after account creation
function createAccount(address owner,uint256 salt) public returns (SimpleAccount ret);

 * calculate the counterfactual address of this account as it would be returned by createAccount()
function getAddress(address owner,uint256 salt) public view returns (address);

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