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

getTransports() is a method of the AuthenticatorAttestationResponse interface that returns an Array containing strings describing the different transports which may be used by the authenticator.

Such transports may be USB, NFC, BLE or internal (applicable when the authenticator is not removable from the device).

Note: An AuthenticatorAttestationResponse instance is available on PublicKeyCredential.response after calling navigator.credentials.create().

Note: This method may only be used in top-level contexts and will not be available in an <iframe> for example.


arrTransports = authenticatorAttestationResponse.getTransports()



Return value

An Array containing the different transports supported by the authenticator or nothing if this information is not available.of the processing of the different extensions by the client. The elements of this array are supposed to be in lexicographical order. Their values may be :

  • "usb": the authenticator can be contacted via a removable USB link
  • "nfc": the authenticator may be used over NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • "ble": the authenticator may be used over BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • "internal": the authenticator is specifically bound to the client device (cannot be removed).


var publicKey = {
  challenge: /* from the server */,
  rp: {
    name: "Example CORP",
    id  : ""
  user: {
    id: new Uint8Array(16),
    name: "",
    displayName: "John Doe"
  pubKeyCredParams: [
      type: "public-key",
      alg: -7

navigator.credentials.create({ publicKey })
  .then(function (newCredentialInfo) {
    var transports = newCredentialInfo.response.getTransports();
    console.table(transports); // may be something like ["internal", "nfc", "usb"]
  }).catch(function (err) {


Specification Status Comment
Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1
The definition of 'getTransports()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No


No support
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.