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  5. feature_policy_mojom_traits.h
  10. policy_value_mojom_traits.h

Feature Policy Guide

How to add a new feature to feature policy

Feature policy (see spec) is a mechanism that allows developers to selectively enable and disable various browser features and APIs (e.g, “vibrate”, “fullscreen”, “usb”, etc.). A feature policy can be defined via a HTTP header and/or an iframe “allow” attribute.

Below is an example of a header policy (note that the header should be kept in one line, split into multiple for clarity reasons):

Feature-Policy: vibrate 'none'; geolocation 'self'; camera *
  • vibrate is disabled for all browsing contexts;
  • geolocation is disabled for all browsing contexts except for its own origin and those whose origin is “”;
  • camera is enabled for all browsing contexts.

Below is an example of a container policy:

<iframe allowpaymentrequest allow='vibrate; fullscreen'></iframe>


<iframe allowpaymentrequest allow="vibrate 'src'; fullscreen 'src'"></iframe>
  • payment is enabled (via allowpaymentrequest) on all browsing contexts within the iframe;
  • vibrate and fullscreen are enabled on the origin of the URL of the iframe's src attribute.

Combined with a header policy and a container policy, inherited policy defines the availability of a feature. See more details for how to define an inherited policy for feature

Adding a new feature to feature policy

A step-to-step guide with examples.

Shipping features behind a flag

If the additional feature is unshipped, or if the correct behaviour with feature policy is undetermined, consider shipping the feature behind a runtime-enabled feature.

Define new feature
  1. Feature policy features are defined in third_party/blink/renderer/core/feature_policy/feature_policy_features.json5. Add the new feature, placing any runtime-enabled feature or origin trial dependencies in its “depends_on” field as described in the file's comments.

  2. Append the new feature enum with a brief description as well in third_party/blink/public/mojom/feature_policy/feature_policy_feature.mojom

Integrate the feature behaviour with feature policy
  1. The most common way to check if features are enabled is ExecutionContext::IsFeatureEnabled.

  2. Examples:

  • vibrate: NavigatorVibration::vibrate()
  • payment: AllowedToUsePaymentRequest()
  • usb: USB::getDevices()
Write web-platform-tests

To test the new feature with feature policy, refer to third_party/blink/web_tests/external/wpt/feature-policy/ for instructions on how to use the feature policy test framework.


For more questions, please feel free to reach out to: (Emerita: loonybear@)