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Generates a URL that you can use as a redirect URL.

The URL is derived from your add-on's ID, so if you use this function you should probably set your add-on's ID explicitly using the applications key (otherwise, each time you temporarily install the add-on, you'll get a different redirect URL).

See Getting a redirect URL for more information on redirect URLs.


var redirectURL = browser.identity.getRedirectURL()



Return value

A string containing a redirect URL value.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefox for AndroidOpera
Basic supportYesNo5353No


Get the redirect URL:

var redirectURL = browser.identity.getRedirectURL();

Example Add-ons


This API is based on Chromium's identity API.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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