PublicKeyCredentialCreationOptions.attestation

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

attestation is an optional property of the PublicKeyCredentialCreationOptions dictionary. This is a string whose value indicates the preference regarding the attestation transport, between the authenticator, the client and the relying party.

The attestation is a mean for the relying party to verify the origin of the authenticator with an attestation certificate authority. The information contained in the attestation may thus disclose some information about the user (e.g. which device they are using).

Syntax

attestation = publicKeyCredentialCreationOptions.attestation

Value

A string which may be

  • "none": the relying party is not interested in this attestation. This avoids making a check with the attestation certificate authority and asking the user consent for sharing identifying information.
  • "indirect": the client may change the assertion from the authenticator (for instance, using an anonymization CA). This value is used when the relying party wishes to verify the attestation.
  • "direct": the relying party wants to receive the attestation as generated by the authenticator.

The default value is "none".

Examples

var publicKey = {
  attestation: "indirect",
  challenge: new Uint8Array(26) /* this actually is given from the server */,
  rp: {
    name: "Example CORP",
    id  : "login.example.com"
  },
  user: {
    id: new Uint8Array(26), /* To be changed for each user */
    name: "jdoe@example.com",
    displayName: "John Doe",
  },
  pubKeyCredParams: [
    {
      type: "public-key",
      alg: -7
    }
  ]
};

navigator.credentials.create({ publicKey })
  .then(function (newCredentialInfo) {
    // send attestation response and client extensions
    // to the server to proceed with the registration
    // of the credential
  }).catch(function (err) {
     console.error(err);
  });

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1
The definition of 'attestation' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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attestation
Experimental
Chrome Full support 67Edge ? Firefox Full support 60IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 67Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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See also