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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.
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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