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

The read-only property RTCPeerConnection.peerIdentity returns an RTCIdentityAssertion, containing a DOMString once set and verified. If no peer has yet been set and verified, this property will return null. Once set, via the appropriate method, it can't be changed.


 var identity = peerConnection.peerIdentity;


Is a RTCIdentityAssertion, a dictionary of two values:
  • "idp", a DOMString representing the domain name of the Identity Provider who produced the assertion.
  • "name", a DOMString containing the verified assertion.


var pc = new RTCPeerConnection();
var identity = pc.peerIdentity;
if (identity) {
  alert("Identity of the peer: idp='" +         
        identity.idp + "'; assertion='" +
        identity.name + "'");
else {
  alert("Identity of the peer has not been verified");


Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers
The definition of 'RTCPeerConnection.peerIdentity' 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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