management.getSelf()

Retrieves an ExtensionInfo object containing information about the calling add-on.

This API does not require the "management" API permission.

This is an asynchronous function that returns a Promise.

Syntax

var gettingSelf = browser.management.getSelf()

Parameters

None.

Return value

A Promise that will be fulfilled with an ExtensionInfo object, containing information about the add-on.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 51Opera No support NoFirefox Android Full support 51

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Examples

Log the add-on's name:

function gotSelf(info) {
  console.log("Add-on name: " + info.name);
}

var gettingSelf = browser.management.getSelf();
gettingSelf.then(gotSelf);

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.management API. This documentation is derived from management.json in the Chromium code.

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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