IdentityProvider: getUserInfo() static method

Experimental: This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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

The getUserInfo() static method of the IdentityProvider interface returns information about a user that has signed in, which can be used to provide a personalized welcome message and sign-in button. This method has to be called from within an identity provider (IdP)-origin <iframe> so that RP scripts cannot access the data. This must occur after a user has been signed in to a relying party (RP) site.

This pattern is already common on sites that use identity federation for sign-in, but getUserInfo() provides a way to achieve it without relying on third-party cookies.

Usage notes

When getUserInfo() is called, the browser will make a request to the IdP accounts list endpoint for the user information only when both the conditions below are true:

  • The user has previously signed in to the RP with the IdP via FedCM on the same browser instance, and the data hasn't been cleared.
  • The user is signed in to the IdP on the same browser instance.

getUserInfo() must be called from within an embedded <iframe>, and the embedded site's origin must match the configURL of the IdP. In addition, the embedding HTML must explicitly allow its use via the identity-credentials-get Permissions-Policy:






A configuration object, which can contain the following properties:


The URL of the configuration file for the identity provider from which you want to get user information.


The RP's client identifier issued by the IdP.

Return value

A Promise that fulfills with an array of objects, each containing information representing a separate user account. Each object contains the following properties:


A string representing the user's email address.


A string representing the user's full name.


A string representing the user's given (nick or abbreviated) name.


A string representing the URL of the user's profile picture.


InvalidStateError DOMException

Thrown if the provided configURL is invalid or if the embedded document's origin does not match the configURL.

NetworkError DOMException

Thrown if the browser is unable to connect to the IdP or if getUserInfo() is invoked from the top-level document.

NotAllowedError DOMException

Thrown if the embedding <iframe> does not have a identity-credentials-get Permissions-Policy set to allow the use of getUserInfo() or if the FedCM API is disabled globally by a policy set on the top-level document.


// Iframe displaying a page from the https://idp.example origin
const user_info = await IdentityProvider.getUserInfo({
  configUrl: "https://idp.example/fedcm.json",
  clientId: "client1234",

// IdentityProvider.getUserInfo() returns an array of user information.
if (user_info.length > 0) {
  // Returning accounts should be first, so the first account received
  // is guaranteed to be a returning account
  const name = user_info[0].name;
  const given_name = user_info[0].given_name;
  const display_name = given_name ? given_name : name;
  const picture = user_info[0].picture;
  const email = user_info[0].email;

  // ...

  // Render the personalized sign-in button using the information above


Federated Credential Management API
# dom-identityprovider-getuserinfo

Browser compatibility

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See also