How to protect a route with middleware in laravel?

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by lottie , in category: PHP Frameworks , a month ago

How to protect a route with middleware in laravel?

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by muriel.schmidt , a month ago

@lottie 

In Laravel, you can protect a route by using middleware. Middleware acts as a filter for HTTP requests entering your application. You can attach middleware to routes in your routes/web.php file.


Here's how you can protect a route with middleware in Laravel:

  1. Create a new middleware using the artisan command: php artisan make:middleware {MiddlewareName}
  2. Open the newly created middleware class in the app/Http/Middleware directory and add your logic to protect the route. For example, you can check if the user is authenticated before allowing them to access the route: public function handle($request, Closure $next) { if (!Auth::check()) { return redirect()->route('login'); } return $next($request); }
  3. Register the new middleware in the $routeMiddleware array in the app/Http/Kernel.php file: protected $routeMiddleware = [ 'auth' => AppHttpMiddlewareAuthenticate::class, 'middleware_name' => AppHttpMiddlewareMiddlewareName::class, ];
  4. Attach the middleware to the route in the routes/web.php file by calling the middleware method on the route definition: Route::get('protected-route', function () { // Your route logic here })->middleware('middleware_name');
  5. Now, the route is protected by the middleware, and only authenticated users will be able to access it. If a user is not authenticated, they will be redirected to the login page.


By following these steps, you can easily protect routes in Laravel using middleware.