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Deprecation of Keygen Tag in Chrome/Chromium Browsers


Beginning with version 49 of Chromium the keygen tag has been disabled by default, preventing generation of keypairs in the browser.

Chrome users can re-enable client-side keygen either:

  • Globally from chrome://settings/content

  • or on a specific page by clicking the OIB/Origin Info Bubble (the image to the left of the URL) and then clicking the Site Settings link

Note: On https pages, the OIB includes the padlock icon.  On http pages, it takes the simpler form of a document icon.

More information:  Chrome Issue 588182.  All keygen tag support may be removed from Chromium in future versions.