As the title says, content is being returned correctly but the status code is 404.

I have checked the .htaccess file and the Apache config file as well. All seems to be fine.

I have the following in my module routing file:

  path: /api/{state}/news
    _controller: Drupal\my_module\Controller\NewsController::index
  methods: [GET]
    _access: 'TRUE'

This is the function that does the redirect in my EventSubscriber

public function redirectRequestToModule(GetResponseEvent $event) {
            $request = $event->getRequest();
            $validPathBegins = ['/men', '/nat'];
            // This is necessary because this also gets called on
            // node sub-tabs such as "edit", "revisions", etc.  This
            // prevents those pages from being redirected.
            $requestUri = $request->getRequestUri();
            if (!in_array(substr($requestUri, 0, 4), $validPathBegins)) {
            $node = $request->attributes->get('node');
            // get the configured request query parameters for this content type
            $redirect_url = '/api' . $requestUri;
            $kernel = $event->getKernel();
            $response = $kernel->handle(Request::create($redirect_url));

This is what I type in the browser: mysite.com/nat/news/

The content returned is correct but the status code is 404.

P.S There isn't a reachable path on my Drupal website like /nat/news. The path mentioned is supposed to return a list of news articles.

  • This is a bit confusing what you want to achieve. There are different concepts, redirecting, subrequesting and aliasing. The latter is what I would prefer in this case, which is not only possible through the core alias table, but also through a custom path processor converting the external path /nat/news to an internal path matching a route.
    – 4uk4
    Sep 12, 2020 at 16:12
  • Thanks. Creating an alias in /admin/config/search/path/add worked. I created an alias /api/nat/news/ to /nat/news
    – hirani89
    Sep 13, 2020 at 4:53
  • If you have a large number of aliases all with the same pattern you can do this programmatically, see drupal.stackexchange.com/a/187497/47547
    – 4uk4
    Sep 13, 2020 at 7:07
  • Thanks a lot, that makes it much easier.
    – hirani89
    Sep 14, 2020 at 12:38

1 Answer 1


Creating an alias in /admin/config/search/path/add worked. I created an alias /api/nat/news/ to /nat/news

Thanks 4k4 for a much easier solution drupal.stackexchange.com/a/187497/47547

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