I have a route with a parameter, e.g. /r/{app_id}. The controller extends ContainerInjectionInterface. The method either returns a render array or a new TrustedRedirectResponse.

I believe I have a caching problem because subsequent visits to the page will not update even with changing {app_id}. If I visit from another browser I get the correct response one time.

My controller is, basically, this:

if (!$a) {
  return ['#markup' => 'no'];

return new TrustedRedirectResponse($url);

I have tried to disable cache in several ways, to no avail:

  • addCacheableDependency
  • putting #cache => ['max-age' => 0] on the render array
  • \Drupal::service('page_cache_kill_switch')->trigger();
  • using $response = new Response() and $response->setCache(['max_age' => 0]) and then, from within the conditional, using $response->setContent('blah')

Not having luck with any of the above.

2 Answers 2


You have to do all together, set cache max-age = 0 for all responses the controller returns and apply the kill switch

public function mycontroller() {


  if (!$a) {
    return [
      '#markup' => 'no',
      '#cache' => ['max-age' => 0],

  return (new TrustedRedirectResponse($url))
    ->addCacheableDependency((new CacheableMetadata())->setCacheMaxAge(0));

and then clear the cache one more time.

  • The return code has a syntax error. Dont know how this worked for you. Although the answer below plus the "\Drupal::service('page_cache_kill_switch')->trigger();" line solved the issue for me
    – ventura
    Commented Oct 9, 2021 at 12:04
  • @ventura, you can't just copy-and-paste this return statement. You only need this code in the context of the question.
    – 4uk4
    Commented Oct 9, 2021 at 12:30
  • Fair enough. Regardless, I thought my comment might help someone :) No offence intended
    – ventura
    Commented Oct 14, 2021 at 12:27

You can also disable caching via the route under the options key like this, no_cache: 'TRUE'. Here is a full example of a route:

  path: '/do-awesome'
    _controller: '\Drupal\my_awesome_module\Controller\MyAwesomeModuleController::doAwesome'
    no_cache: 'TRUE'
  • Works only if your route doesn't require a TrustedRedirectResponse Commented Aug 29, 2019 at 14:45
  • 1
    @ChristopheCARON could you give a bit more information on this? I tested it with a TrustedRedirectResponse and seems to do the job.
    – kufeiko
    Commented Nov 26, 2019 at 11:00
  • This seems like the best (and simplest) answer. My controller is redirecting based on the site language and using TrustedRedirectResponse to an external URL. The no_cache option works well. Commented Jul 21, 2021 at 17:40

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