AuthenticatorAttestationResponse: attestationObject property

Secure context: This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The attestationObject property of the AuthenticatorAttestationResponse interface returns an ArrayBuffer containing the new public key, as well as signature over the entire attestationObject with a private key that is stored in the authenticator when it is manufactured.

As part of the CredentialsContainer.create() call, an authenticator will create a new keypair as well as an attestationObject for that keypair. The public key that corresponds to the private key that has created the attestation signature is well known; however, there are various well known attestation public key chains for different ecosystems (for example, Android or TPM attestations).


After decoding the CBOR encoded ArrayBuffer, the resulting JavaScript object will contain the following properties:


The Authenticator data for the operation. Note that in AuthenticatorAssertionResponse, the authenticatorData is exposed as a property in a JavaScript object (see AuthenticatorAssertionResponse.authenticatorData) while in AuthenticatorAttestationResponse, the authenticatorData is a property in a CBOR map.

The same AuthenticatorAssertionResponse.authenticatorData field is used by both AuthenticatorAttestationResponse and by AuthenticatorAssertionResponse. When used in attestation, it contains an optional field, attestedCredentialData. This field is not included when used in the AuthenticatorAssertionResponse. The attestedCredentialData field contains the credentialId and credentialPublicKey.


A text string that indicates the format of the attStmt. The WebAuthn specification defines a number of formats; however, formats may also be defined in other specifications and registered in an IANA registry. Formats defined by WebAuthn are:

  • "packed"
  • "tpm"
  • "android-key"
  • "android-safetynet"
  • "fido-u2f"
  • "none"

An attestation statement that is of the format defined by "fmt". For now, see the WebAuthn specification for details on each format.



Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials - Level 3
# dom-authenticatorattestationresponse-attestationobject

Browser compatibility

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See also

  • CredentialsContainer.create(): the method used to create a statement with a cryptographic challenge which signature by the authenticator is contained in attStmt, with the specified attestation transport option.