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The credentialless property of the HTMLIFrameElement interface indicates whether the <iframe> is credentialless, meaning that documents inside will be loaded using new, ephemeral contexts.

Those contexts do not have access to their network, cookies and storage data associated with their origin. Instead, they use new ones, local to the top-level document lifetime. It means any data stored won't be accessible anymore after the user navigates away from the page or reloads it.

In return, the Cross-Origin-Embedder-Policy (COEP) embedding rules can be lifted, so documents with COEP set can embed third-party documents that do not. See IFrame credentialless for a deeper explanation.


A boolean. The default value is false; set it to true to make the <iframe> credentialless.



Specify a credentialless <iframe> like so:

  title="Spectre vulnerability Wikipedia page"

Return the credentialless property value:

const iframeElem = document.querySelector("iframe");
console.log(iframeElem.credentialless); // will return true in supporting browsers


Alternatively, specify the minimum of details in the HTML:

<iframe width="960" height="600"> </iframe>

And set credentialless to true then load the <iframe> contents via script:

const iframeElem = document.querySelector("iframe");

iframeElem.credentialless = true;
iframeElem.title = "Spectre vulnerability Wikipedia page";
iframeElem.src =


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