I am trying to render a link from a Url object and verify the user actually has access to that URL, like when viewing a node.

For some reason, this always returns FALSE, although the node is accessible when $language is the set language.

$_url = Url::fromRoute('<current>', [], ['language' => $language]);
if ($_url->access()) {
  // The code inside here is never executed.

How do I verify a user may access the given path, without actually loading the entity behind that path?

edit: current state:

$currentPath = \Drupal::service('path.current')->getPath();
$urlObject = Url::fromUserInput($currentPath);
$routeName = $urlObject->getRouteName();

$linkUrl = Url::fromRoute($routeName, [], ['language' => $dataLangId]);


if ($linkUrl->access()) {
else {


results in:

Some mandatory parameters are missing ("node") to generate a URL for route "entity.node.canonical

1 Answer 1


I don't know why

$_url = Url::fromRoute('', [], ['language' => $language]);

Doesn't work with route name <current> but it works with other route names. For example with route with name some_module.some_route_name the following will work.

  $language = \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getId();
  $_url = Url::fromRoute('some_module.some_route_name', [], ['language' => $language]);
  $userCurrent = \Drupal::currentUser();
  if ($_url->access($userCurrent)) {
    //- Do Stuff

In your case for the current route. Try this out.

use Drupal\Core\Url;

  $request = \Drupal::request();
  $_url = Url::createFromRequest($request);
  $userCurrent = \Drupal::currentUser();
   if ($_url->access($userCurrent)) {
     //- Do Stuff 
  • the problem is i dont have the route inside the request. its just an array of links i want to render (or dont render, depending on the access grant)
    – Alex
    Aug 6, 2018 at 8:12
  • also, i try to get the url for the translation
    – Alex
    Aug 6, 2018 at 10:54
  • You can loop through your array links, and for each element use the following to get the route name . $route_name = Url::fromUserInput('your_path')->getRouteName();
    – berramou
    Aug 6, 2018 at 11:41
  • thanks for your help so far. when i load the route from a node, i obviously get the following error: Some mandatory parameters are missing ("node") to generate a URL for route "entity.node.canonical so before loading the route i would need to check whether its a node, a view, etc to pass the needed params. which brings me back to my original question: isnt there a freaking built in function to check if a user has access to a url without having to do all that? :(
    – Alex
    Aug 6, 2018 at 15:13
  • prefix it with / instead of 'node/nid' try '/node/nid'.
    – berramou
    Aug 6, 2018 at 16:04

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