The following example is totally fictive. We will add an extension input loc=true to the request option object.



use Webauthn\AuthenticationExtensions\AuthenticationExtension;
use Webauthn\AuthenticationExtensions\AuthenticationExtensionsClientInputs;
use Webauthn\PublicKeyCredentialRequestOptions;

// Extensions
$extensions = AuthenticationExtensionsClientInputs::create([
    AuthenticationExtension::create('loc', true)

// Public Key Credential Request Options
$publicKeyCredentialRequestOptions = PublicKeyCredentialRequestOptions::create(
    random_bytes(32), // Challenge
    extensions: $extensions

Extension Output Checker

An Extension Output Checker will check the extension output.

It must implement the interface Webauthn\AuthenticationExtensions\ExtensionOutputChecker and throw an exception of type Webauthn\AuthenticationExtension\ExtensionOutputError in case of error.

Devices may ignore the extension inputs. The extension outputs are therefore not guaranteed.

In the previous example, we asked for the location of the device and we expect to receive geolocation data in the extension output.



namespace Acme\Extension;

use Webauthn\AuthenticationExtensions\ExtensionOutputChecker;
use Webauthn\AuthenticationExtensions\ExtensionOutputError;

final class LocationExtensionOutputChecker
    public function check(AuthenticationExtensionsClientInputs $inputs, AuthenticationExtensionsClientOutputs $outputs): void
        if (!$inputs->has('loc') || $inputs->get('loc') !== true) {

        if (!$outputs->has('loc')) {
            //You may simply return but here we consider it is a mandatory extension output.
            throw new ExtensionOutputError(
                'The location of the device is missing'

        $location = $outputs->get('loc');
        //... Proceed with the output e.g. by logging the location of the device
        // or verifying it is in a specific area.

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