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Set Response Status Code [duplicate]

Posted by: admin November 11, 2017 Leave a comment

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PHP <=5.3

The header() function has a parameter for status code. If you specify it, the server will take care of it from there.

header('HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized', true, 401);

PHP >=5.4

See Gajus’ answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/14223222/362536

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Since PHP 5.4 you can use http_response_code.

http_response_code(404);

This will take care of setting the proper HTTP headers.

If you are running PHP < 5.4 then you have two options:

  1. Upgrade.
  2. Use this http_response_code function implemented in PHP.
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I don’t think you’re setting the header correctly, try this:

header('HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized');

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Why not using Cakes Response Class?
You can set the status code of the response simply by this:

$this->response->statusCode(200);

Then just render a file with the error message, which suits best with JSON.

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I had the same issue with CakePHP 2.0.1

I tried using

header( 'HTTP/1.1 400 BAD REQUEST' );

and

$this->header( 'HTTP/1.1 400 BAD REQUEST' );

However, neither of these solved my issue.

I did eventually resolve it by using

$this->header( 'HTTP/1.1 400: BAD REQUEST' );

After that, no errors or warning from php / CakePHP.

*edit: In the last $this->header function call, I put a colon (:) between the 400 and the description text of the error.

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As written before, but for beginner like me don’t forget to include the return.

$this->response->statusCode(200);
return $this->response;