A simple authentication driver for Laravel

v1.2.2 2017-06-19 12:32 UTC

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Last update: 2021-01-22 21:15:19 UTC


A simple authentication driver, which makes it possible to define one or more users in the app.config file. This is great for mockup projects or when you don't have/need a database. This library extends the original Laravel auth drivers, so it uses exactly the same methods.


Install using composer:

composer require cedricve/simpleauth

Add the service provider in app/config/app.php:


The service provider will register a extension with the original auth manager. There is no need to register additional facades or objects.


Change your default database connection name in app/config/auth.php:

'driver' => 'simple'

And add a new property to the app/config/app.php file:

'users' => [
        "id" => 1,
        "username" => "root",
        "password" => "root",
        "firstname" => "Cédric",
        "secondname" => "Verstraeten"
        "id" => 2,
        "username" => "root2",
        "password" => "root",
        "firstname" => "Cédric",
        "secondname" => "Verstraeten"


You can use the default Auth methods.

Basic Usage

Try to signin

Auth::attempt(['username' => 'root', 'password' => 'root'))

Retrieving the user that signed in

$user = Auth::user();

More info about authentication: http://laravel.com/docs/4.2/security