Silent authentication methods for Laravel

v0.1.2 2020-04-17 11:09 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2021-11-07 12:13:24 UTC


This Laravel >= 5.5 package allows you to silently authenticate users.


I created this package for personal usage. It's based on insights from other open source packages and online blog posts.


In this documentation, you will find some helpful information about the use of this Laravel package.

Table of contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Usage

Getting Started


This package requires PHP 7.1+ and Laravel 5.5+.

Lumen is not supported!

Version information

Version Illuminate Status PHP Version
1.0 5.5 - 5.7 Active support >= 7.1.0


First, you need to install the package via Composer:

composer require cyrildewit/laravel-silent-authentication

You can optionally publish the config file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="CyrildeWit\LaravelSilentAuthentication\SilentAuthenticationServiceProvider" --tag="config"

Register service provider manually

If you prefer to register packages manually, you can add the following provider to your application's providers list.

// config/app.php

'providers' => [
    // ...


Default setup

This package will overwrite the default SessionGuard by default. The customized session guard uses the SilentAuthentication trait which will allow you silently authenticate users.

If you're not interesting in this default or if it's breaking your application, you can disable it in the config file.

SilentAuthentication trait

If you're already overwriting the default SessionGuard in your application, you can simply implement the SilentAuthentication trait.

use Illuminate\Auth\SessionGuard as BaseSessionGuard;
use CyrildeWit\LaravelSilentAuthentication\Guards\Traits\SilentAuthentication;

class SessionGuard extends BaseSessionGuard
    use SilentAuthentication;


Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details.