Just clear a few things up, since I think the terms you’re using might be a source of confusion.
- Exodus is an EOS wallet that holds your private keys.
- Anchor is an EOS wallet that holds your private keys.
- EOSAuthority is a website you can interact with using Anchor, and doesn’t know your private keys.
- Public Keys start with EOS and can be seen in the screenshot above.
- Private Keys start with the number 5 and you should have in your possession (in a wallet, backup file, both).
If you are going to use Anchor, you’ll need to import the private keys for your account into it. You can have the same private keys in both Anchor and Exodus to manage the same account. In the most simpel terms, your private keys are like special passwords to access your account.
You don’t generate private keys to access an existing account, you should have them already. If your keys are in Exodus but not Anchor, you’d have to export them from Exodus and import them into Anchor.
Once Anchor is setup to use your accounts, you can log in to EOSAuthority using Anchor and use their tools. Anchor acts like a super secure password manager in that situation.