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Use useRequestHeader to access a certain incoming request header.

You can use the built-in useRequestHeader composable to access any incoming request header within your pages, components, and plugins.

// Get the authorization request header
const authorization = useRequestHeader('authorization')
In the browser, useRequestHeader will return undefined.


We can use useRequestHeader to easily figure out if a user is authorized or not.

The example below reads the authorization request header to find out if a person can access a restricted resource.

export default defineNuxtRouteMiddleware((to, from) => {
  if (!useRequestHeader('authorization')) {
    return navigateTo('/not-authorized')