ajon ajon - 10 months ago 57
PHP Question

Laravel Dependency Injection in Middleware

I am using Laravel-5.0's default

Middleware, but I changed the signature of the handle function to have:

public function handle($request, Closure $next, AuthClientInterface $authClient)

I also registered
in a Service Provider with:

public function register()
$this->app->bind('App\Services\Contracts\AuthClientInterface', function()
return new AuthClient(

However, despite this, I am see the following error:

Argument 3 passed to HelioQuote\Http\Middleware\Authenticate::handle()
must be an instance of
HelioQuote\Services\Contracts\HelioAuthClientInterface, none given,
called in C:\MyApp\vendor\laravel\framework\src\Illuminate\Pipeline\Pipeline.php on line 125 and defined...

Can anyone see what I am doing wrong?

EDIT: I did get it working by passing the HelioAuthClientInterface into the constructor of the middleware. However I thought the IoC container would also inject the dependency to methods in addition to the constructor.

Answer Source

You cannot do dependency injection at handle method in a Request directly, do that in a constructor.

Middleware is invoked by call_user_func, so any injection here will not be work.


namespace App\Http\Middleware;

use Closure;
use App\Foo\Bar\AuthClientInterface; # Change this package name

class FooMiddleware
  protected $authClient;

  public function __construct(AuthClientInterface $authClient)
    $this->authClient = $authClient;

  public function handle(Request $request, Closure $next)
    // do what you want here through $this->authClient