Laravel 11 Middleware Example Tutorial

Laravel 11 middleware example; Through this tutorial, i am going to show you how to create and how to use middleware in Laravel 11 apps.

Laravel 11 Create and Use Middleware Example Tutorial

Use the below given steps to create and use middleware in Laravel 11 apps:

  • Step 1 – Create Middleware
  • Step 2 – Register Middleware
  • Step 3 – Implement Logic Into Your Middleware File
  • Step 4 – Add Route
  • Step 5 – Add Method in Controller

Step 1 – Create Middleware

Run the following command on command prompt to create middleware in laravel apps:

php artisan make:middleware CheckStatus

Step 2 – Register Middleware

Then visit to app/http/directory and open kernel.php. And register middleware in this file:

namespace App\Http;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Http\Kernel as HttpKernel;
class Kernel extends HttpKernel
     * The application's route middleware.
     * These middleware may be assigned to groups or used individually.
     * @var array
    protected $routeMiddleware = [
        'checkStatus' => \App\Http\Middleware\CheckStatus::class,

Step 3 – Build Logic Into Your Middleware File

Visit app/http/middleware and open checkStatus.php middleware file. And build logic into your middleware file:

namespace App\Http\Middleware;
use Closure;
class CheckStatus
     * Handle an incoming request.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
     * @param  \Closure  $next
     * @return mixed
    public function handle($request, Closure $next)
        if (auth()->user()->status == 'active') {
            return $next($request);
            return response()->json('Your account is inactive');

Step 4 – Add Route

Makea route and use custom middleware with routes for filter every http request:

use App\Http\Controllers\HomeController;
use App\Http\Middleware\CheckStatus;


Route::get('home', [HomeController::class,'home']);


Step 5 – Add Method in Controller

Make one method name home and add this method on HomeController.php file, which is placed on app/Http/Controllers/ directory:

 namespace App\Http\Controllers;
 use Illuminate\Http\Request;
 class HomeController extends Controller
     public function home()
         dd('You are active');


Laravel 11 middleware tutorial, you have learned how to create and use custom middleware in Laravel 11 apps.

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