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

Secure context: This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The Sec-CH-UA-Arch user agent client hint request header provides the user-agent's underlying CPU architecture, such as ARM or x86.

This might be used by a server, for example, to select and offer the correct binary format of an executable for a user to download.

Header type Request header, Client hint
Forbidden header name yes


Sec-CH-UA-Arch: <arch>



A string indicating the underlying platform architecture, such as: "x86", "ARM".


A server requests the Sec-CH-UA-Arch header by including the Accept-CH in a response to some request from the client, using the name of the desired header as a token:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Accept-CH: Sec-CH-UA-Arch

The client may choose to provide the hint, and add the Sec-CH-UA-Arch header to subsequent requests. For example, on a Windows X86 based computer, the client might add the header as shown:

GET /GET /my/page HTTP/1.1

Sec-CH-UA: " Not A;Brand";v="99", "Chromium";v="96", "Google Chrome";v="96"
Sec-CH-UA-Mobile: ?0
Sec-CH-UA-Platform: "Windows"
Sec-CH-UA-Arch: "x86"

Note above that the low entropy headers are added to the request even though not specified in the server response.


User-Agent Client Hints
# sec-ch-ua-arch

Browser compatibility

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See also