Add Custom Header to Every Response in Symfony 7

Add Custom Header to Every Response in Symfony 7

There might be a case to add a custom HTTP header to all the responses in Symfony application. It can be achieved by adding header on each controller method. However, a better solution is to add header globally to all the responses.

This tutorial provides example how to add custom header to every response in Symfony 7 application.

We can create event subscriber which listens kernel.response event. This event is dispatched when the Response object is returned by the controller or kernel.view listener. It can be useful for adding or modifying HTTP headers in the response before sending it back to the client.



namespace App\EventSubscriber;

use Symfony\Component\EventDispatcher\EventSubscriberInterface;
use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Event\ResponseEvent;

class ResponseSubscriber implements EventSubscriberInterface
    public static function getSubscribedEvents(): array
        return [ResponseEvent::class => 'onKernelResponse'];

    public function onKernelResponse(ResponseEvent $event): void
        if (!$event->isMainRequest()) {

        $response = $event->getResponse();
        $response->headers->set('X-App-Message', 'Hello world');

You can verify response headers using web browser:

Custom response header in Symfony

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