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How to Manually Validate a CSRF Token in a Controller

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How to Manually Validate a CSRF Token in a ControllerΒΆ

Sometimes, you want to use CSRF protection in an action where you do not want to use the Symfony Form component. If, for example, you are implementing a DELETE action, you can use the isCsrfTokenValid() method to check the validity of a CSRF token:

public function deleteAction()
    if ($this->isCsrfTokenValid('token_id', $submittedToken)) {
        // ... do something, like deleting an object

New in version 2.6: The isCsrfTokenValid() shortcut method was introduced in Symfony 2.6. It is equivalent to executing the following code:

use Symfony\Component\Security\Csrf\CsrfToken;

    ->isTokenValid(new CsrfToken('token_id', 'TOKEN'));

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