Proxies are Ethereum addresses in the Urbit ID system that have limited powers. They are lower-powered "siblings" of the ownership key, which has the sole power to transfer the assigned Urbit identity. Using Bridge, you can change the Ethereum addresses used for your proxies. If you use the Urbit HD wallet, your proxies have already been set.
There are three types of proxy.
- Management Proxy
The management proxy can configure or set Arvo networking keys and conduct sponsorship-related operations.
- Voting Proxy
The voting proxy can cast votes on behalf of its assigned point on new proposals, including changes to Ecliptic. The voting proxy is unique to galaxies, since only power galaxies have seats in the Senate.
- Spawn Proxy
Creates new child points given Ethereum address. For stars and galaxies only.
- Azimuth glossary page: The glossary entry for Azimuth.
- The Azimuth concepts page: A more in-depth explanation of Azimuth, including information the storage of Urbit identities.