Javier Trejo Javier Trejo - 4 years ago 251
PHP Question

Silex application before middleware cancel route

I can't found the way to cancel the action inside a "Before Middleware" and send the response to the cliente without execute the controller.

For example:

$app->before( function( Request $request ) {
// Do something here
// ...
// Here sent the response to the client and don't execute the controller

Is possible?

One example

This code works fine. I'm looking for another solution using the framework built-in methods. If no possible, no problem.

$app->before( function( Request $request ) {
// Do something here
// ...

header( 'Content-Type: application/json' );

echo json_encode( array(
'message' => 'Invalid token'
) );

http_response_code( 400 ); // This code return Bad Request to client
exit; // Cancel the rest of the framework

Answer Source

If you want to cancel your request immediately and return a 400 response make use of exceptions. In your case the user is unauthorized so something like 401 would fit.

use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;
use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\HttpKernelInterface;
use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Exception\UnauthorizedHttpException;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response;

$app->match('/', function () use ($app) {
    $app->before(function (Request $request) {
        $loggedIn= false;

        if (!$loggedIn) {
             throw new UnauthorizedHttpException(null,'unauthorized',null,Response::HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED);

$app->error(function (\Exception $e, Request $request, $code) {
    $message = strlen($e->getMessage()) > 0 ? $e->getMessage() : null;
    switch ($code) {
        case Response::HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED:
            $response = new Response($message, Response::HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED);
            $response = new Response($message, Response::HTTP_NOT_FOUND);
    return $response;
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