Wes Murray Wes Murray - 2 months ago 12
PHP Question

Laravel: call global function for only authenticated users

I want to call a global function for only authenticated users to check if their account has been verified. From all routes


public function verifyAccount()
if (Auth::user()->verified == 0)
return redirect('/checkpoint');
return redirect('/home');

And that function is currently enabled in the base route.

Route::get('/', function () {
if (Auth::check()) {
return redirect('/home');

My problem is currently this only works for the home/base route. I was hoping there would be an easier way to implement for ALL routes without having to manually copy and paste to each route.

I would love to use the route group feature
['middleware' => 'auth']
to my routes. but i cant because the website allows for both guest and authenticated users.

any help would be appreciated.


You can create your own middleware inside app/Http/Middleware directory:

namespace App\Http\Middleware;

use Closure;

class VerifyAccount{

       public function handle($request, Closure $next) {
            if ($request->user()->verified) {
                return $next($request);
            } else {
                return response('Unauthorized.', 401);
                //////////// return redirect()->route('checkpoint');


Register your new middleware inside app/Http/Kernel.php:

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    'verifyAccount' => VerifyAccount::class

And using it in your routes.php:

Route::group(['middleware' => ['verifyAccount']], function () {
    //////////// Here all your routes

    ////// Example:
    Route::get('myProtectedRoute', array('uses' => 'MyController@MyControllerFunction'))->name('myActionName'); 

Isn't Laravel amazing? :-)