Ariful Haque Ariful Haque - 2 years ago 138
PHP Question

In Laravel5, How to disable VerifycsrfToken middleware for specific route?

I am using Laravel5 for developing an app. My app is connected with VendHQ API and I am intended to get some data from VendHQ through their webhook. As per their Documentation

When an event happens and triggers a webhook, we’ll send a POST
request to a URL of your choosing. The POST request will be in the
UTF-8 charset, and application/x-www-form-urlencoded encoding.

The problem is, when they try to send a POST request to my Laravel app, NO CSRF Token is added in their post request and
middleware is looking for a token and finally it throw

My question is, how can I avoid this default
Middleware for some specific routes while keeping other post requests active.

Your concern is appreciated and TIA


Answer Source

CSRF is enabled by default on all Routes in Laravel 5, you can disable it for specific routes by modifying app/Http/Middleware/VerifyCsrfToken.php


//add an array of Routes to skip CSRF check
private $openRoutes = ['free/route', 'free/too'];

//modify this function
public function handle($request, Closure $next)
        //add this condition 
    foreach($this->openRoutes as $route) {

      if ($request->is($route)) {
        return $next($request);

    return parent::handle($request, $next);


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