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

The URL is derived from your extension's ID, so if you use this function you should probably set your extension's ID explicitly using the applications key (otherwise, each time you temporarily install the extension, 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 support Yes No53 No No


Get the redirect URL:

var redirectURL = browser.identity.getRedirectURL();

Example extensions


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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