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The credentials property of the Navigator interface returns the CredentialsContainer interface which exposes methods to request credentials and notify the user agent when interesting events occur, such as successful sign in or sign out. This interface can be used for feature detection.


var credentialsContainer = Navigator.credentials


The CredentialsContainer interface.


if ('credentials' in navigator) {
  navigator.credentials.get({password: true})
  .then(function(creds) {
    //Do something with the credentials.
} else {
  //Handle sign-in the way you did before.


Specification Status Comment
Credential Management Level 1 Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 51.0 ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 51.0 ? ? ? ? ? 51.0

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