Laravel package for letting a resource owner verify OAuth2 access tokens with a remote authorization server

v2.0.11 2022-05-31 12:49 UTC


Especially for a microservices architecture, authentication and authorization functions should be delegated. Protecting resources is best done by implementing the web services as a pure OAuth2 resource server, relying on token verification on a remote authorization server.

Laravel Middleware for OAuth 2.0 Token Introspection

Laravel Passport provides a full OAuth2 server implementation, yet misses optional OAuth2 functionalties as defined in OAuth 2.0 Token Introspection (RFC7662).

The Introspection endpoint is provided by ipunkt/laravel-oauth-introspection. This package provides the middleware required for verifying an access token against a remote Introspection endpoint.

Note: To prevent token scanning attacks, the endpoint MUST also require some form of authorization to access this endpoint. The provided middleware assumes the introspection endpoint requires an OAuth2 Bearer token retrieved using a client credentials grant. Therefore, you MUST provide a valid client id and client secret.


Install the package on your resource server

composer require designmynight/laravel-oauth-introspect-middleware

and add the Service Provider in your config/app.php

'providers' => [
     // [..]
     // [..]

and add the MiddleWare in your App/Http/Kernel.php

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    // [..]
    'verifyaccesstoken' => \DesignMyNight\Laravel\OAuth2\VerifyAccessToken::class,
    // [..]   

publish the configuration

php artisan vendor:publish

Finally in your .env file, define the following properties

# Url of the authorization server
# Client Identifier as defined in
# The client secret
# Endpoint for requesting the access token
# The OAuth2 Introspection endpoint

# Optional configuration for requesting an OAuth2 access tokens using the implicit grant flow 

Now, use the middleware.

Route::group(['middleware'=>'verifyaccesstoken:required-scope1,required-scope2'], function () {
	Route::get('/endpoint1', 'UserController@index');
	Route::resource('/resource', 'OrderController');