This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The RTCPeerConnection.getIdentityAssertion() method initiates the gathering of an identity assertion. This has an effect only if the signalingState is not "closed".

The method returns immediately. If the assertion cannot be generated, an idpassertionerror will be sent to the object.

It is not expected for the application dealing with the RTCPeerConnection: this is automatically done; an explicit call only allows to anticipate the need.



There is neither parameter nor return value for this method.


var pc = new PeerConnection();

pc.getIdentityAssertion(); // Not mandatory, but we know that we will need it in the future.


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support56 Yes22 ?


37 — 43

FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5656 Yes44


37 — 43


1. Promise based version.

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