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    Guard middleware for React Router navigation

    React Router Guards provides a middleware API for React Router, allowing you to perform complex logic between the call for navigation and the final render of a route.

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    This package has the following peer dependencies:


    With npm:

    $ npm install react-router-guards

    With yarn:

    $ yarn add react-router-guards

    Then with a module bundler like webpack, use as you would anything else:

    // using ES6 modules
    import { GuardProvider, GuardedRoute } from 'react-router-guards';
    // using CommonJS modules
    const GuardProvider = require('react-router-guards').GuardProvider;
    const GuardedRoute = require('react-router-guards').GuardedRoute;

    Basic usage

    Here is a very basic example of how to use React Router Guards.

    import React from 'react';
    import { BrowserRouter } from 'react-router-dom';
    import { GuardProvider, GuardedRoute } from 'react-router-guards';
    import { About, Home, Loading, Login, NotFound } from 'pages';
    import { getIsLoggedIn } from 'utils';
    const requireLogin = (to, from, next) => {
      if (to.meta.auth) {
        if (getIsLoggedIn()) {
      } else {
    const App = () => (
        <GuardProvider guards={[requireLogin]} loading={Loading} error={NotFound}>
            <GuardedRoute path="/login" exact component={Login} />
            <GuardedRoute path="/" exact component={Home} meta={{ auth: true }} />
            <GuardedRoute path="/about" exact component={About} meta={{ auth: true }} />
            <GuardedRoute path="*" component={NotFound} />

    Check out our demos for more examples!


    Navigation lifecycle

    With the addition of guard middleware, the navigation lifecycle has changed.

    Guard functions

    Guard functions are the middleware between navigation and rendering.

    Page components

    Page components are used for setting loading and error pages.

    Guard Provider

    The GuardProvider component is a high-level wrapper for your entire routing solution.

    Guarded Route

    The GuardedRoute component acts as a replacement for the default Route component provided by React Router, allowing for routes to use guard middleware.


    We've included some demos below to help provide more context on how to use this package!


    Demo + Source

    The basic demo showcases some basic functionality of route guard API with an auth example.


    Demo | Source

    The intermediate demo uses the PokéAPI to showcase how to use route guards for fetching data from an API.


    We welcome all contributions to our projects! Filing bugs, feature requests, code changes, docs changes, or anything else you'd like to contribute are all more than welcome! More information about contributing can be found in the contributing guidelines.

    Code of Conduct

    Upstatement strives to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for all users. To hold ourselves accountable to that mission, we have a strictly-enforced code of conduct.

    About Upstatement

    Upstatement is a digital transformation studio headquartered in Boston, MA that imagines and builds exceptional digital experiences. Make sure to check out our services, work, and open positions!


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