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Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The RTCPeerConnection.setIdentityProvider() method sets the Identity Provider (IdP) to the triplet given in parameter: its name, the protocol used to communicate with it (optional) and an optional username. The IdP will be used only when an assertion is needed.

If the signalingState is set to "closed", an InvalidStateError is raised.


pc.setIdentityProvider(domainname [, protocol] [, username]);

There is no return value for this method.


Is a DOMString is the domain name where the IdP is.
protocol Optional
Is a DOMString representing the protocol used to communicate with the IdP. It defaults to "default" and is used to determine the URL where the IdP is listening.
username Optional
Is a DOMString representing the username associated with the IdP.


var pc = new PeerConnection();



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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support (Yes) [1] No support (Yes) ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support ? No support ? ?

[1] Though this property is not prefixed, the interface it belongs to is.

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