I want to show a "Access denied" (403) page with message "You are not authorized to access this page." for a given route. This will apply to all users in any case.

How to do it in the simplest way?

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Just implement a route subscriber like this:

In MYMODULE/src/EventSubscriber/RouteSubscriber.php:


namespace Drupal\MYMODULE\EventSubscriber;

use Drupal\Core\Routing\RouteSubscriberBase;
use Symfony\Component\Routing\RouteCollection;

class RouteSubscriber extends RouteSubscriberBase {

   * {@inheritdoc}
  public function alterRoutes(RouteCollection $collection): void {
    // Remove access to page with route "given.route".
    if ($route = $collection->get('given.route')) {
      $route->setRequirement('_access', 'FALSE');

Please note the quotes around FALSE!

Of course the route subscriber needs to be declared in the services file of the custom module.

In MYMODULE/services.yml

    class: Drupal\MYMODULE\EventSubscriber\RouteSubscriber
      - { name: event_subscriber } 

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