Laravel 5 – Prevent Browser back button after Logout

In this post, I would like to share a simple Laravel5 Middleware which prevents going back to the previous protected page after Logout by hitting the back button on your Browser.

When you hit the browser back button after logout, it will take you to the original page instead of redirecting to login page. It should redirect to the login page, isn’t it? Here I am gonna share a Middleware which will fix this issue.

Prevent Browser back button after Logout
Let’s start –

Create middleware

Create a middleware by issuing artisan command from your terminal –

Laravel Prevent Browser back button

Above command will generate a middleware class called ValidateBackHistory in app/http/middleware. Open that file and add response header configurations as shown below.

Now open \app\Http\Kernel.php file, add our custom ValidateBackHistory middleware in route middleware’s array.

To use this middleware you just need to call validateBackHistory middleware for routes which require user authentication.

By Arjun

I am Arjun from Hyderabad (India). I have been working as a software engineer from the last 7+ years, and it is my passion to learn new things and implement them as a practice. Aside from work, I like gardening and spending time with pets.

9 replies on “Laravel 5 – Prevent Browser back button after Logout”

Nice Site & very help for me & coming to my doubt , after inactivity times exceeds , will it automatically redirects to login page or we need to hit particular routes for checking above middle ware condition…

Thanks In advance

Thanks Srikanth. Definitely you need to hit route(any) then only middleware will get executed and kills the active session(if inactivity time exceeds). Then if the route is auth protected it will redirect to login page else it will go to requested page.

Hello arjun, I’ve been tried this solution. But I still get cache and that’s mean I still get dashboard page again. I use Laravel 5.6. Do u have any other solution?
Sorry I’m a newbie in laravel :).

Is there anyway, to not show login page.
What I am looking for is, If user logged-in and moved to dashboard page, then on dashboard page (clicking on browser) back button should not redirect user to login page as user is already logged in.

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