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In this article we will learn to get headers data from request in laravel. Http Request headers are used to send the information to server like what type of content clients accept, Content type or authorizations technique used to validate the request.To retrieve the headers data in laravel we need to call header method of request class.

Sometimes we send some hidden information like token or cookies in the headers which we want to access at server side so to access that in laravel we use header method of request as follow

$request->header(); // get all headers


$data = request()->header('header_name'); // array list of headers

Let’s understand it with example step by step

Step 1: Create a fresh laravel project

Open a terminal window and type below command to create a new project

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

You can also read this to start with new project

Step 2: Create Route

Next, create a route a and define a inline function in the routes as follow

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;

Route::post("/send-header-request",function(Request $request ){
     $data = $request ->header();

Step 3 : Create Javascript Fetch API Call

To test and send a request in json post format we need to call it from either from client side or server side so we are using here JavaScript fetch method

fetch('http://localhost:8000/send-json-request', {
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {
      'Accept': 'application/json',
      'Content-Type': 'application/json'
    body: JSON.stringify({test: 1, b: 'Textual content'})



get header from request in laravel
get header from request in laravel

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