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check_ajax_referer( int|string $action = -1, false|string $query_arg = false, bool $die = true )

Verifies the Ajax request to prevent processing requests external of the blog.

Description

Parameters

$action

(int|string) (Optional) Action nonce.

Default value: -1

$query_arg

(false|string) (Optional) Key to check for the nonce in $_REQUEST (since 2.5). If false, $_REQUEST values will be evaluated for '_ajax_nonce', and '_wpnonce' (in that order).

Default value: false

$die

(bool) (Optional) Whether to die early when the nonce cannot be verified.

Default value: true

Return

(false|int) False if the nonce is invalid, 1 if the nonce is valid and generated between 0-12 hours ago, 2 if the nonce is valid and generated between 12-24 hours ago.

Source

File: wp-includes/pluggable.php

function check_ajax_referer( $action = -1, $query_arg = false, $die = true ) {
		if ( -1 == $action ) {
			_doing_it_wrong( __FUNCTION__, __( 'You should specify a nonce action to be verified by using the first parameter.' ), '4.7' );
		}

		$nonce = '';

		if ( $query_arg && isset( $_REQUEST[ $query_arg ] ) ) {
			$nonce = $_REQUEST[ $query_arg ];
		} elseif ( isset( $_REQUEST['_ajax_nonce'] ) ) {
			$nonce = $_REQUEST['_ajax_nonce'];
		} elseif ( isset( $_REQUEST['_wpnonce'] ) ) {
			$nonce = $_REQUEST['_wpnonce'];
		}

		$result = wp_verify_nonce( $nonce, $action );

		/**
		 * Fires once the Ajax request has been validated or not.
		 *
		 * @since 2.1.0
		 *
		 * @param string    $action The Ajax nonce action.
		 * @param false|int $result False if the nonce is invalid, 1 if the nonce is valid and generated between
		 *                          0-12 hours ago, 2 if the nonce is valid and generated between 12-24 hours ago.
		 */
		do_action( 'check_ajax_referer', $action, $result );

		if ( $die && false === $result ) {
			if ( wp_doing_ajax() ) {
				wp_die( -1, 403 );
			} else {
				die( '-1' );
			}
		}

		return $result;
	}

Changelog

Version Description
2.0.3 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/check_ajax_referer