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Angular 5 Redirect if not logged in - CanActivate AuthGuard

In this article, I will discuss how to redirect one page to other page and also discuss how to use the AuthGuard and CanActivate in Angular 5 applications.

Three options are available to redirect page in Angular 5
1.      Imperatively redirect the user in AppComponent
2.      Use the route data property
3.      Use a CanActivate guard

The AuthGuard should call an application service that can login a user and retain information about the current user.

Options 1 – Imperatively redirect the user in AppComponent
  selector: 'app-root',
  template: `.....`
export class AppComponent {
  constructor(private _authService: AuthService, _router: Router) {
    if (_authService.isLoggedIn()) {
This is not good practice and I will not recommend using this options.

Options 2 - Use the route data property
This is the best solution and used by many expert programmers. You can simply add some metadata in the routes declaration to indicate that - “this route requires that the user must be loggedIn”.

const APPROUTES: Routes = [
    {path: 'dashboard', component: AppComponent, data:{requiresLogin: true}},
    {path: 'user', component: UserComponent, data:{requiresLogin: true}}
This is the best approach to redirect if not logged in and I will recommend to this option.

Options 3 -Use a CanActivate guard
Firstly add a CanActivate guard to all the routes that require the user to be logged in and my guard is called AuthGuard and see the following example –

  declarations: [
  imports: [
      { path: '', component: AppComponent, pathMatch: 'full', canActivate: [AuthGuard]},
      { path: 'user', component: UserComponent, canActivate: [AuthGuard]},
      { path: 'login', component: LoginComponent}])
  providers: [EmployeeService, ValidationService,
          AuthenticationService, UserService],
  bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

import { Injectable } from '@angular/core';
import { CanActivate, ActivatedRouteSnapshot, RouterStateSnapshot } from '@angular/router';
import { Observable } from 'rxjs/Observable';
import {Router} from '@angular/router';
import { AuthServiceService } from './auth-service.service';

export class AuthGuard implements CanActivate {

  //constructor initialization
  constructor(private authService: AuthServiceService,   private route: Router){  }

  //can Activate Route
    next: ActivatedRouteSnapshot,
    state: RouterStateSnapshot): Observable<boolean> | Promise<boolean> | boolean {
        return true;
        return false;

This is also best approach to redirect if not logged in and this one is also recommend to this option.
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