Secure context

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

getClientExtensionResults() is a method of the PublicKeyCredential interface that returns an ArrayBuffer which contains a map between the extensions identifiers and their results after having being processed by the client.

During the creation or fetching of a PublicKeyCredential (respectively via navigator.credentials.create() and navigator.credentials.get()), it is possible to have "custom" processing by the client for different extensions which are respectively given by PublicKeyCredentialCreationOptions.extensions and PublicKeyCredentialRequestOptions.extensions.

Note: Extensions are optional and different browsers may recognize different extensions. All extensions are optional for the client to process them: if a browser does not know of a given extension, that will not cause any failure.

Note: This method may only be used in top-level contexts and will not be available in an <iframe> for example.


mapArrayBuffer = publicKeyCredential.getClientExtensionResults()



Return value

An ArrayBuffer containing the result of the processing of the different extensions by the client. This object contains a map between the extensions' identifiers and their results from the processing.

Warning! As of March 2019, only appId (used during creation with PublicKeyCredentialRequestOptions.extensions) is supported by Chrome and Edge. Firefox does not seem to support any extension.


var publicKey = {
  // Here are the extensions (as "inputs")
  extensions: {
    "loc": true, // This extension has been defined to include location information in attestation
    "uvi": true  // user verification index: how the user was verified
  challenge: new Uint8Array(16) /* from the server */,
  rp: {
    name: "Example CORP",
    id  : ""
  user: {
    id: new Uint8Array(16) /* from the server */,
    name: "",
    displayName: "John Doe"
  pubKeyCredParams: [
      type: "public-key",
      alg: -7

navigator.credentials.create({ publicKey })
  .then(function (newCredentialInfo) {
    var myBuffer = newCredentialInfo.getClientExtensionResults();
    // myBuffer will contain the result of any of the processing of the "loc" and "uvi" extensions
  }).catch(function (err) {


Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials - Level 3 (Web Authentication)
# ref-for-dom-publickeycredential-getclientextensionresults

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also