For a drupal 8 site, I have a custom function that does the following:

It logs out the user and sends them to an external url

Inside the controller CustomController, I have:

function custom_logout(){
 if (\Drupal::currentUser()->isAuthenticated()) {
    return new TrustedRedirectResponse('https://example.com');

In the routing.yml

  path: '/customlogout'
    _controller: '\Drupal\user\Controller\CustomController::custom_logout'
    _user_is_logged_in: 'TRUE'

When I visit the /customlogout for the first time it logs me out of Drupal and redirects me to example.com. If I revisit my site and login in again, and repeat the process it still redirects me to example.com but when I check my site I am still logged in. I am wondering why this happens? I can still logout using /user/logout though

Thank you

  • How exactly do you call this function, what function actually, and from where? An event subscriber? Can you please update your question for clarification?
    – leymannx
    Dec 14, 2020 at 22:01
  • Thank you, I have updated the question
    – Aves2432
    Dec 14, 2020 at 22:09
  • I assume that this issue is caused by this line return new TrustedRedirectResponse('example.com'). Do we have any alternative that guarantees logout
    – Aves2432
    Dec 14, 2020 at 22:15

1 Answer 1


As it turns out,

return new TrustedRedirectResponse('https://example.com');

was the culprit here. TrustedRedirectResponse extends CacheableSecuredRedirectResponse, as a result the function was cached, and user_logout was not called even when I visited the /customlogout

The workaround for this is adding the following lines in your routing.yml

  no_cache: TRUE 

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