The Window.crypto read-only property returns the Crypto object associated to the global object. This object allows web pages access to certain cryptographic related services.

Syntax

var cryptoObj = window.crypto || window.msCrypto; // for IE 11

Example

Using the Window.crypto property to access the getRandomValues() method.

JavaScript

genRandomNumbers = function getRandomNumbers() {
  var array = new Uint32Array(10);
  window.crypto.getRandomValues(array);
 
  var randText = document.getElementById("myRandText");
  randText.innerHTML = "The random numbers are: "
  for (var i = 0; i < array.length; i++) {
    randText.innerHTML += array[i] + " ";
  }
}

HTML

<p id="myRandText">The random numbers are: </p>
<button type="button" onClick='genRandomNumbers()'>Generate 10 random numbers</button>

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Cryptography API
The definition of 'Window.crypto' 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 34IE Full support 11
Prefixed
Full support 11
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: ms
Opera Full support 24Safari Full support 6.1WebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 37Edge Mobile Full support 12Firefox Android Full support 34Opera Android Full support 24Safari iOS Full support 6.1Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

See also

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