RTCPeerConnection.generateCertificate()

The generateCertificate() method of the RTCPeerConnection interface creates and stores an X.509 certificate and corresponding private key then returns an RTCCertificate, providing access to it.

Syntax

var cert = RTCPeerConnection.generateCertificate(keygenAlgorithm)

Parameters

keygenAlgorithm
A DOMString identifying the algorithm to use in creating the key.

RTCPeerConnection.generateCertificate() is a static method, so it is always called on the RTCPeerConnection interface itself, not an instance thereof.

Return value

A reference to an RTCCertificate object.

Example

RTCPeerConnection.generateCertificate({
    name: 'RSASSA-PKCS1-v1_5',
    hash: 'SHA-256',
    modulusLength: 2048,
    publicExponent: new Uint8Array([1, 0, 1])
}).then(function(cert) {
  var pc = new RTCPeerConnection({certificates: [cert]});
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers
The definition of 'generateCertificate()' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
generateCertificateChrome Full support 48Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 22IE No support NoOpera Full support 43
Notes
Full support 43
Notes
Notes Promise-based version.
No support 37 — 43
Safari ? WebView Android Full support 48Chrome Android Full support 48Firefox Android Full support 44Opera Android Full support 43
Notes
Full support 43
Notes
Notes Promise-based version.
No support 37 — 43
Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

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