Add Cloudflare ip addresses to trusted proxies for Laravel.

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Add Cloudflare ip addresses to trusted proxies for Laravel.

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  1. Install pacakge using composer:
composer require monicahq/laravel-cloudflare

You don't need to add this package to your service providers.

  1. Configure Middleware
  • Option 1: Add Cloudflare TrustProxies middleware and remove default one

Replace TrustProxies middleware in app/Http/Kernel.php, by modifying the middleware array:

  protected $middleware = [
-     \App\Http\Middleware\TrustProxies::class,
+     \Monicahq\Cloudflare\Http\Middleware\TrustProxies::class
  • Option 2: Extend current middleware to use Cloudflare TrustProxies middleware

Another option is to extend the App\Http\Middleware\TrustProxies class to Monicahq\Cloudflare\Http\Middleware\TrustProxies:

  namespace App\Http\Middleware;

  use Illuminate\Http\Request;
- use Illuminate\Http\Middleware\TrustProxies as Middleware;
+ use Monicahq\Cloudflare\Http\Middleware\TrustProxies as Middleware;

  class TrustProxies extends Middleware

Custom proxies callback

You can define your own proxies callback by calling the LaravelCloudflare::getProxiesUsing() to change the behavior of the LaravelCloudflare::getProxies() method. This method should typically be called in the boot method of your AppServiceProvider class:

use Monicahq\Cloudflare\LaravelCloudflare;
use Monicahq\Cloudflare\Facades\CloudflareProxies;

 * Bootstrap any application services.
 * @return void
public function boot()
    LaravelCloudflare::getProxiesUsing(function() {
        return CloudflareProxies::load();

How it works

The middleware uses Illuminate\Http\Middleware\TrustProxies as a backend.

When the cloudflare ips are detected, they are used as trusted proxies.

Refreshing the Cache

This package retrieves Cloudflare's IP blocks, and stores them in cache. When request comes, the middleware will get Cloudflare's IP blocks from cache, and load them as trusted proxies.

You'll need to refresh the cloudflare cache regularely to always have up to date proxy.

Use the cloudflare:reload artisan command to refresh the IP blocks:

php artisan cloudflare:reload

Suggestion: add the command in the schedule

Add a new line in app/Console/Kernel.php, in the schedule function:


View current Cloudflare's IP blocks

You can use the cloudflare:view artisan command to see the cached IP blocks:

php artisan cloudflare:view

Option: publish the package config file

If you want, you can publish the package config file to config/laravelcloudflare.php:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Monicahq\Cloudflare\TrustedProxyServiceProvider"

This file contains some configurations, but you may not need to change them normally.


Laravel monicahq/laravel-cloudflare
5.x-6.x <= 1.8.0
7.x-8.53 2.0.0
8.54-9.x >= 3.0.0


This package was inspired by lukasz-adamski/laravel-cloudflare and forked from ogunkarakus/laravel-cloudflare.


Author: Alexis Saettler

This project is part of MonicaHQ.

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Licensed under the MIT License. View license.