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Web Event

When a request is made to your server, a "web event" object is created. This object contains a lot of useful information about the request, and the response.

This web event is a normal HashTable, and is always accessible from your Routes, Middleware, Endware, and Authentication ScriptBlocks as the $WebEvent variable:

Add-PodeRoute -Method Get -Path '/' -ScriptBlock {
    $WebEvent | Out-Default



It is advised not to directly alter these values, other than the ones through the documentation that say you can - such as Session Data.

Name Type Description
Auth hashtable Contains the information on the currently authenticated user from the Add-PodeAuth methods - the user's details can be further accessed in the sub .User property
ContentType string The content type of the data in the Request's payload
Cookies hashtable Contains all cookies parsed from the Request's headers
Data hashtable Contains the parsed items from the Request's payload
Endpoint hashtable Contains the Address and Protocol of the endpoint being hit - such as "" or "", or HTTP or HTTPS for the Protocol
ErrorType string Set by the current Route being hit, this is the content type of the Error Page that will be used if an error occurs
Files hashtable Contains any file data from the Request's payload
Lockable hashtable A synchronized hashtable that can be used with Lock-PodeObject
Method string The current HTTP method of the Request
OnEnd array An array of extra Endware scriptblocks
Parameters hashtable Contains the parsed parameter values from the Route's path
Path string The current path of the Request, after the endpoint - such as "/about"
PendingCookies hashtable Contains cookies that will be written back on the Response
Query hashtable Contains the parsed items from the Request's query string
Request object The raw Request object
Response object The raw Response object
Route hashtable The current Route that is being invoked
Session hashtable Contains details about, and any data stored in the current session - this data can be accessed in the sub .Data property
StaticContent hashtable Contains details about the source path, if the route is a custom Static Route
Streamed bool Specifies whether the current server type uses streams for the Request/Response, or raw strings
Timestamp datetime The current date and time of the Request


The web event itself is just a HashTable, which means you can add your own properties to it within Middleware for further use in other Middleware down the flow, or in the Route itself.

Make sure these custom properties have a unique name, so as to not clash with already existing properties.