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Secure context

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The requestPermission() method of the Notification interface requests permission from the user for the current origin to display notifications.

Note: This feature is not available in SharedWorker


The latest spec has updated this method to a promise-based syntax that works like this:

Notification.requestPermission().then(function(permission) { ... });

Previously, the syntax was based on a simple callback; this version is now deprecated:


Safari Version 12.0.3 still uses callback to get the permission.


callback Optional Deprecated since Gecko 46
An optional callback function that is called with the permission value. Deprecated in favor of the promise return value.


A Promise that resolves to a DOMString with the permission picked by the user. Possible values for this string are granted, denied, or default.


The following snippet requests permission from the user, then logs a different result to the console depending on the user's choice.

Notification.requestPermission().then(function(result) {
  if (result === 'denied') {
    console.log('Permission wasn\'t granted. Allow a retry.');
  if (result === 'default') {
    console.log('The permission request was dismissed.');
  // Do something with the granted permission.


Specification Status Comment
Notifications API Living Standard Living standard

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