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Route Middleware Parameters

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21 Oct, 2014 07:26 AM

Hi Guys,

I'm having a bit of a brain ache getting this to work:

$app->get('/api/getlist/:key' , $middleware($key), function($key) use($db){})

The $key variable is always empty from within the middleware declared like so

$middleware = function($key) use ($app, $db) {
                return function() use($app, $db, $key){
                      var_dump($key); // string 0

Any help greatly appreciated!



  1. 1 Posted by Marc Fielding on 21 Oct, 2014 07:56 PM

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  2. 2 Posted by Marc Fielding on 22 Oct, 2014 06:43 AM

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    Ok after a bit more reading it appears that you can't pass route parameters to middleware - the only thing that gets passed if you specify a variable as a parameter is the route object.

    Unfortunately the route parameters are a protected property.

    Easiest way is to have a function call like normal at the top of your route code for things like authorisation at this stage unless i'm missing something?



  3. 3 Posted by dsquier on 05 Aug, 2015 11:52 PM

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    Thanks to @silentworks, this is how I did it:

    Assuming a route:

    $app->get('/api/getlist/:key' , $middleware($key), function() {} );

    Then, to use key in $middleware, do this:

    var key = $app->router->getCurrentRoute()->getParam('key')

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