EOS account is a human-readable name that stores on the blockchain. An account is required to transfer or otherwise push a transaction to the blockchain. And yet it consists of three main components:
EOS account name
Every account name is 12 characters long, containing the characters a-z and 1–5. Also, the account name can be created by its owner.
The Public key
The Public key is called so as it can be shared within the community freely, it acts as a user’s home address to receive tokens or transactions of different calibres. Public EOS keys always begin with “EOSxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”.
The Private key
The private key is generated automatically by the service. Private keys are only known to the owner of the account. It allows the owner of the public key to send and receive tokens. It acts as the “password” for the users EOS account. We recommend keeping this key offline for its safety, as in most cases it is not required to do things on the EOS network. Please don’t forget to copy your private key and to never share it with anyone.
How to create an EOS account?
These websites allow you to create an EOS account if you don't have one yet.