Feature: #99803 - New PSR-14 BeforeRedirectMatchDomainEvent

See forge#99803


A new PSR-14 event \TYPO3\CMS\Redirects\Event\BeforeRedirectMatchDomainEvent is introduced to the \TYPO3\CMS\Redirects\Service\RedirectService, allowing extension authors to implement a custom redirect matching upon the loaded redirects or return matched redirect record from other sources.

This event features following methods:

  • getDomain(): Returns the domain for which redirects should be checked for, "*" for all domains.

  • getPath(): Returns the path which should be checked.

  • getQuery(): Returns the query part which should be checked.

  • getMatchDomainName(): Returns current check domain name.

  • getMatchedRedirect(): Returns the matched sys_redirect record, set by another event listener or null.

  • setMatchedRedirect(): Can be used to clear prior matched redirect by setting it to null or set a matched sys_redirect record.


Full sys_redirect record must be set using setMatchedRedirect() method. Otherwise later Core code would fail, as it expects, for example, the uid of the record to set the X-Redirect-By response header. Therefore, the getMatchedRedirect() method returns null or a full sys_redirect record.


The BeforeRedirectMatchDomainEvent is dispatched before cached redirects are retrieved. That means, that the event does not contain any sys_redirect records. Internal redirect cache may vanish eventually if possible. Therefore, it is left out to avoid a longer bound state to the event by properly deprecate it.


Registration of the event listener:

    - name: event.listener
      identifier: 'my-extension/before-redirect-match-domain'

The corresponding event listener class:

namespace MyVendor\MyExtension\Redirects;

use TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Utility\BackendUtility;
use TYPO3\CMS\Redirects\Event\BeforeRedirectMatchDomainEvent;

final class MyEventListener
    public function __invoke(BeforeRedirectMatchDomainEvent $event): void
        $matchedRedirectRecord = $this->customRedirectMatching($event);
        if ($matchedRedirectRecord !== null) {

    private function customRedirectMatching(
        BeforeRedirectMatchDomainEvent $event
    ): ?array {

        // @todo Implement custom redirect record loading and matching. If
        //       a redirect based on custom logic is determined, return the
        //       :sql:`sys_redirect` tables conform redirect record.

        // Note: Below is simplified example code with no real value.
        $record = BackendUtility::getRecord('sys_redirect', 123);

        // Do custom matching logic against the record and return matched
        // record - if there is one.
        if ($record
            && /* custom condition against the record */
        ) {
            return $record;

        // return null to indicate that no matched redirect could be found
        return null;


With the new BeforeRedirectMatchDomainEvent it is now possible to implement custom redirect matching methods before core matching is processed.