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DI IHttpContextAccessor.HttpContext is null after upgrade to 2.2.0 #6080

petttro opened this Issue Dec 21, 2018 · 2 comments


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petttro commented Dec 21, 2018

DI IHttpContextAccessor.HttpContext is null after upgrade to 2.2.0


After upgrade aspnet core nuget packages from version 2.1.0 to 2.2.0 I've got issue IHttpContextAccessor.HttpContext unexpectedly became null during dependency injection.
I've investigated problem and found the cause of the problem was override HttpContext.TraceIdentifier in middleware. For 2.1.1 it was working well.



public class DistinctTraceIdMiddleware
    private readonly RequestDelegate _next;
    public DistinctTraceIdMiddleware(RequestDelegate next)
        _next = next;
    public async Task Invoke(HttpContext context)
        // !!! OVERRIDE cause of HttpContex = null !!!
        context.TraceIdentifier = Guid.NewGuid().ToString("N");
        await _next(context);

Resolving dependency in Startup.cs

public IServiceProvider ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)

    services.AddTransient<ConfigurationResponse>(serviceProvider =>
        var httpContextAccessor = serviceProvider.GetRequiredService<IHttpContextAccessor>();
        if (httpContextAccessor?.HttpContext == null)
            // !!! it should not be null but it is
            throw new Exception("Why HttpContext is null?");

        return new ConfigurationResponse();

    return services.BuildServiceProvider();

To Reproduce

I've created sample app to reproduce this issue.
Start solution and make get http request on http:\\localhost:5000/api/configuration

Source code with sample app:
Also attached source code zip file here


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Eilon commented Dec 21, 2018

@davidfowl / @Tratcher - ideas on this?


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davidfowl commented Dec 21, 2018

Dupe of #5144. It's a bug in 2.2 that's being fixed in a patch. See the other issue for details.

@davidfowl davidfowl closed this Dec 21, 2018

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