Support » Plugin: Defender Security - Malware Scanner, Login Security & Firewall » Preventing browser to ask persmissions for microphone/camera

  • Resolved cointacted



    it seems like if I have all settings enabled, the browser is prevented to ask for microphone/camera permission and therefore calls/video calls don’t work. Please tell me which feature should I deactivate, or perhaps there is a workaround for this to still keep the security feature active but also allow browser to ask for permissions?

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  • Plugin Support Adam – WPMU DEV Support


    Hi @cointacted

    I hope you’re well today!

    Camer/microphone access would be related to “Feature Policy” security header which Defender doesn’t currently set/use.

    If you are absolutely sure that this happens due to Defender, then you can try disabling “Permissions-Policy” (temporarily for testing) on “Defender -> Tools -> Security Headers” or test them by disabling them one by one to find out which one is causing that (but if any of them it would rather be a “side-effect” due to some other aspects of site configuration rather than actual cause).

    However, I think this would be set by something else (either other code or your host). Are you able to share a link to the page in question so we could take a look from outside?

    Best regards,

    Thread Starter cointacted


    Yeah it’s definitely just defender making it happen. I found out that Permissions-Policy is causing it. How can find out what I should insert into specific origins to use that security feature but to have my video calls working?

    Plugin Support Patrick – WPMU DEV Support


    Hi @cointacted

    I hope you are doing well.

    You can set it to Specific Origins in case you would like to limit it to the domain, but the rules really depend on your security requirements.

    Best Regards
    Patrick Freitas

    Plugin Support Kasia – WPMU DEV Support


    Hello @cointacted ,

    We haven’t heard from you for several days now, so it looks like you don’t have more questions for us.

    Feel free to re-open this ticket if needed.

    Kind regards

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