This document identifies the permissions that are needed to use specific client-side APIs which grant access to sensitive data and operations.

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Work on this document has been discontinued and it should not be referenced or used as a basis for implementation.

Further development of this specification is being performed by the Web Application Security Working Group which has published an updated version of the Permissions API. Please refer to that version.

The Permissions API developed by the Device API Working Group was defined to identify permissions needed to grant access to sensitive data and operations. The Device APIs WG has decided to discontinue the work (call for consensus to shelve) on the original Permissions API.

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This document is governed by the 1 August 2014 W3C Process Document.