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The Credential interface of the Credential Management API provides information about an entity (usually a user) normally as a prerequisite to a trust decision.

Credential objects may be of the following types:

Instance properties Read only

Returns a string containing the credential's identifier. This might be any one of a GUID, username, or email address.

Credential.type Read only

Returns a string containing the credential's type. Valid values are password, federated, public-key, identity and otp. (For PasswordCredential, FederatedCredential, PublicKeyCredential, IdentityCredential and OTPCredential)

Instance methods



const pwdCredential = new PasswordCredential({
  id: "example-username", // Username/ID
  name: "Carina Anand", // Display name
  password: "correct horse battery staple", // Password

console.assert(pwdCredential.type === "password");


Credential Management Level 1
# the-credential-interface

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