How to secure PDF File in Laravel?

In this article, i will apportion with you how to make secure and bulwark your file in laravel and only sanction to access authenticated users. 

As you ken when you work with any web applications then the file uploading functionality is the most consequential part in that application and also you require to ascertain that uploaded files very important to secure from direct access from the URL. so, in this article, we will visually perceive how to forfend and secure files in laravel and only accessible to authenticated users.

You just need to follow the steps.

Step - 1 : Create Controller

First, we need to create a controller by running the following artisan command in your laravel application root directory.

php artisan make:controller FileController

then open /app/Http/Controllers/FileController.php file and add the following code into it.

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

class FileController extends Controller

    public function __construct()

    public function view($id)
        $file = storage_path('app/pdfs/') . $id . '.pdf';

        if (file_exists($file)) {

            $headers = [
                'Content-Type' => 'application/pdf'

            return response()->download($file, 'Test File', $headers, 'inline');
        } else {
            abort(404, 'File not found!');

Step - 2 : Create Route

Route::get('/preview-file/{id}', 'FileController@view');

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