SubtleCrypto.exportKey()

The SubtleCrypto.exportKey() method returns a Promise of the key encrypted in the requested format. If the key is not extractable, that is if CryptoKey.extractable returns false, the promise fails with an InvalidAccessError exception; it the format is unknown, the promise fails with a NotSupported exception.

Syntax

var result = crypto.subtle.exportKey(format, key);

Parameters

  • format is an enumerated value describing the data format in which the key has to be exported. It can be one of the following:
  • key is the CryptoKey to export.

Return value

  • result is a Promise that returns the key in the requested format.

Exceptions

The promise is rejected when one of the following exceptions is encountered:

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Cryptography API
The definition of 'SubtleCrypto.exportKey()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 37Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 34
Full support 34
No support 32 — 34
Disabled
Disabled From version 32 until version 34 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.webcrypto.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Partial support 11
Notes
Partial support 11
Notes
Notes Returns KeyOperation instead of Promise
Opera Full support 24Safari Full support 7WebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 37Edge Mobile Full support 12Firefox Android Full support 34
Full support 34
No support 32 — 34
Disabled
Disabled From version 32 until version 34 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.webcrypto.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 24Safari iOS Full support 7Samsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Partial support  
Partial support
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

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