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    Permissions API

    This is an experimental technology
    Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

    Note: If you are looking for information on the Proprietary Firefox OS-only Permissions API, go to Permissions API (Firefox OS).

    The Permissions API provides a consistent interface for requesting, revoking, and querying permissions across other JavaScript interfaces.

    The Permissions API adds features to the following interfaces:

    This list will grow as the API is implemented.


    Queries the permission state of the specified object.
    Provides the state of an object and an event handler for monitoring changes to said state.


    Specification Status Comment
    Permissions API Editor's Draft Initial definition.

    Browser Support

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support 43.0 ? ? ? ?
    Feature Android Chrome Mobile Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported 43.0 ? ? ? ? ?

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: jpmedley,