Device Select

The device select component can be found under the Sybrin.Identity namespace and is called DeviceSelectComponent.

Full name: Sybrin.Identity.DeviceSelectComponent.

It is a component that provides a device selection screen in the event that the user's system has multiple viable video input devices available for use.

With default styling, the device select component appears as follows:

The "Next" button will remain disabled until a device has been selected. Selection is confirmed upon clicking the "Next" button and then the onDeviceSelected event will fire.


The device select component can be initialized using the following code:

<div id='device-select'></div>

The Sybrin Web SDK provides the option to either pass down the ID of the element you wish to use for component initialization, or to pass the element directly.

Please note that 'device-select' is just an example in this context and the ID may be changed as desired as long as it matches the value passed down during component initialization in JavaScript.

During initialization, the device select component allows for a number of configuration options that may be passed down using an object literal. The parameters that may be used on the object include the following:


  • id (string): ID of the element you wish to use for component initialization. Not required if element is passed.

  • element (HTMLElement): Element you wish to use for component initialization. Not required if id is passed.


  • api (Sybrin.Identity.Api): Instance of a JavaScript API that may be pre-configured as desired. This API instance will be used internally for video input device retrieval. The "options" parameter will be ignored if this parameter is populated.

  • options (Sybrin.Identity.Options): Configuration options to instantiate the internal Sybrin.Identity.Api with. If no JavaScript API instance is passed, this parameter will be used to instantiate the internal JavaScript API instance with, which will in turn be used for video input device retrieval.

  • translations ({ [key: string]: string }): An object literal representing a dictionary lookup that will be used for translating the component. Please see the translations section on this page for a list of all translatable text, as well as the localization page for a detailed description on how to implement localization.

Warning: Initialization will fail if the intended host element does not exist yet.

Always ensure that the initialize function is only called after the DOM is loaded.


The device select component may be removed from the UI by calling the destroy() function on it.





initialize(): void

Initializes the component's DOM and events.


destroy(): void

Destroys the component's DOM and events.

Set Translations

setTranslations(translations?: { [key: string]: string; }): void

Changes the component's translations to the provided values and updates the DOM accordingly.


The device select component offers one event for reacting to device selection. To hook onto the event, simply assign a function to it.

The following option is available:

  • onDeviceSelected(device: VideoInputDevice)

On Device Selected

This function is called when a device is selected. To hook onto the event, you may use the following code:

component.onDeviceSelected = function(device) {
    console.log('The selected device is: ', device);

The device parameter is of type VideoInputDevice and has the following properties:

  • deviceId (string): ID of the device.

  • groupId (string): Group that the device belongs to.

  • type (string: Camera | Webcam | Device): The type of device.

  • direction (string: Front | Back | Integrated): The direction of the device.

  • label (string): A short description of the device.

  • counter (number): Number indicator for the device. Value is 0 unless there are multiple devices of the same type and direction available.


The device select component is structured a follows:

<div class="sybrin-identity-container sybrin-sdk-container">
    <div class="sybrin-identity-component-section sybrin-sdk-component-section">
        <div class="sybrin-identity-list sybrin-sdk-list sybrin-custom-scrollbar">
            <div class="sybrin-identity-card sybrin-sdk-card sybrin-device-id1 sybrin-identity-selected sybrin-sdk-selected">
                <div class="sybrin-identity-icon">
                    <svg><path d=""></path></svg>
                <div class="sybrin-identity-text">Front Webcam</div>
            <div class="sybrin-identity-card sybrin-sdk-card sybrin-device-id2">
                <div class="sybrin-identity-icon">
                    <svg><path d=""></path></svg>
                <div class="sybrin-identity-text">Other Webcam</div>
    <div class="sybrin-identity-button-section sybrin-sdk-button-section">
        <button disabled="disabled" class="sybrin-identity-next sybrin-identity-flow-button sybrin-sdk-flow-button sy-i-translation-29">Next</button>

The classes and elements specified above may be used to freely style the device select component as desired. To do so, simply create a stylesheet and include it in the project, then style according to the above classes and elements.

Styling implementation example:

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" media="screen"/>
    <div id='component'></div>


This component is affected by the following translation keys:

Translation KeyDescriptionDefault/Source


Caption of the button that proceeds to the next step


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