Laravel 11 Middleware Example

Laravel 11 Middleware Example

There are many major changes in Laravel 11 application, the default folder of middleware has been removed from Lara application, this is also one of them.

In this example guide, we will show you how to create, register and use custom middleware with routes, controllers, and models in laravel 11 applications.

Steps on How to Create and Use Custom Middleware in Laravel 11

Here are steps:

Step 1: Download the New Laravel Application

Run composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel myBlog command on cmd to download and setup new laravel application into your system:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel myBlog

Step 2 – Create Middleware

Run the php artisan make:middleware AdminMiddleware command to create a custom middleware class in application:

php artisan make:middleware AdminMiddleware

This command will create the new middleware class in your Laravel application along with the middleware folder, Which you can verify in the app/Http/middleware/ folder.

Step 3 – Add Middleware Class in App

Open app.php file from Bootstrap folder, and add your middleware class in it; something like this:

use Illuminate\Foundation\Application;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Configuration\Exceptions;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Configuration\Middleware;
return Application::configure(basePath: dirname(__DIR__))
        web: __DIR__.'/../routes/web.php',
        commands: __DIR__.'/../routes/console.php',
        health: '/up',
    ->withMiddleware(function (Middleware $middleware) {
            'AdminMiddleware' => \App\Http\Middleware\AdminMiddleware::class,
    ->withExceptions(function (Exceptions $exceptions) {

Step 4 – Add Bussiness Logic Into Middleware File

Now open AdminMiddleware.php file from app/Http/middleware/ folder and add some logic in it; something like this:


namespace App\Http\Middleware;

use Closure;

class AdminMiddleware
    public function handle($request, Closure $next)
        if(auth()->check() && auth()->user()->isAdmin()) {
            return $next($request);

        abort(403, 'Unauthorized action.');

Step 5 – Use Middleware in Routes

Open web.php file from routes folder, and use middleware with routes in it; something like this:

Route::middleware(['AdminMiddleware'])->group(function () {
    Route::get('admin/dashboard', function () {
        return 'Welcome to the admin dashboard!';


We have done that by helping you learn how to create and use middleware in a Laravel 11 application with the help of this guide.

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