This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The read-only property RTCPeerConnection.peerIdentity returns an RTCIdentityAssertion, containing a DOMString once set and verified. If no peer has yet been set and verified, this property will return null. Once set, via the appropriate method, it can't be changed.


 var identity = peerConnection.peerIdentity;


Is a RTCIdentityAssertion, a dictionary of two values:
  • "idp", a DOMString representing the domain name of the Identity Provider who produced the assertion.
  • "name", a DOMString containing the verified assertion.


var pc = new RTCPeerConnection();
var identity = pc.peerIdentity;
if (identity) {
  alert("Identity of the peer: idp='" +         
        identity.idp + "'; assertion='" +
        identity.name + "'");
else {
  alert("Identity of the peer has not been verified");


Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers
The definition of 'RTCPeerConnection.peerIdentity' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support (Yes) [1] No support (Yes) ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support ? No support ? ?

[1] Though this property is not prefixed, the interface it belongs to is.

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