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Basic admin panel for Laravel 4 with login and user controller implementation

1.2.0 2014-04-28 12:22 UTC

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This package is no longer actively maintained. The next version of Laravel 5 should propably contain all basic stuff you need to start a admin panel.

#Firadmin Laravel 4 package used to create a beautiful admin panel with default user managment. This package is currently under active development, following Laravel 4.

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  • Resourceful User management with roles permissions
  • Base controller use for admin panel development
  • ACL component for privilege management
  • Complete UI admin panel using Twitter Bootstrap 2.3
  • Complete login component with password reset and reminder
  • Easily configurable


For laravel 4.0 use firadmin version 1.0.* and for laravel 4.1 use firadmin version 1.1.* and above.

Begin by installing this package through Composer. Edit your project's composer.json file to require firalabs/firadmin.

    "require": {
        "firalabs/firadmin": "dev-master"

Update your packages with composer update or install with composer install.

Once this operation completes, you need to add the service provider. Open app/config/app.php, and add a new item to the providers array.



##Screenshots firadmin login firadmin user-admin


To configure the package to meet your needs, you must publish the configuration in your application before you can modify them. Run this artisan command.

php artisan config:publish firalabs/firadmin

The configuration files could now be found in app/config/packages/firalabs/firadmin. Read the description for each configurations to know what you can override.

##Binding models

You need to bind a user and a user role model to your application. By default, the package already provide those. Add this few lines in app/start/global.php

| Application IoC Container binding
App::bind('Firalabs\Firadmin\Repository\UserRepositoryInterface', 'Firalabs\Firadmin\Repository\Eloquent\UserRepository'); //User model
App::bind('Firalabs\Firadmin\Repository\UserRoleRepositoryInterface', 'Firalabs\Firadmin\Repository\Eloquent\UserRoleRepository'); //User role model

After that, you must set the same user repository has a model in app/config/auth.php

'model' => 'Firalabs\Firadmin\Repository\Eloquent\UserRepository'


If you use the default models provided in the package, you must run this migration commands.

php artisan auth:reminders
php artisan migrate
php artisan migrate --package="firalabs/firadmin"

##Create default user

You need to have at least one register user in your database. We provided a easy way to create a user using artisan command. Use --role=""administrator"" when setting up a user for the first time.

php artisan create:user [--role[="..."]] username email password

You can also change the role names Firadmin checks on app/config/packages/firalabs/firadmin/config.php.

'roles' => array(
	 * Grant all privileges to the administrator roles.
	'administrator'  => true,

	 * Granted basics CRUD privileges to the user administrator role on the user resource.
	'user_administrator' => array('user' => array('create', 'read', 'update', 'delete'))

##Register dashboard controller

You must set a route to the dashboard admin panel in app/routes.php. We provide a default dashboard controller for testing purpose.

| Register admin controllers
Route::group(array ('before' => 'auth', 'prefix' => 'admin' ), function ()
	Route::get('/', 'Firalabs\Firadmin\Controllers\DashboardController@getIndex');


We have two available facades:

  • Permissions
  • AjaxRequest

You can add this facade to your app/config/app.php file.

	'aliases' => array(
		'AjaxRequest' => 'Firalabs\Firadmin\Facades\AjaxRequest',
		'Permissions' => 'Firalabs\Firadmin\Facades\Permissions'


To handle privileges on the current logged user, simply use this code in your controller action method..

//Check permission
if(Permissions::isAllowed(Auth::user(), 'user', 'read') !== true){
	return Redirect::route('login')
		->with('reason', Lang::get('firadmin::admin.messages.insufficient-permission') . '<br>')
		->with('error', 1);

##Ajax Request Documentation coming soon ...

##Admin controller development

When you want to create a new admin controller, simply extend the BaseController provide in the package. Is a example of a dashboard controller create in the folder app/controllers/Admin/DashboardController.php


use Firalabs\Firadmin\Controllers\BaseController;

 * Default dashboard controller
class Admin_DashboardController extends BaseController {
	 * The current active menu URI
	 * @var string
	public $active_menu = 'admin';

	 * Get the dashboard
	public function getIndex()
		//Set layout content
		$this->layout->content = View::make('firadmin::dashboard');

##Custom models repositories

You can directly extend those in the packages or simply implement the interfaces provided in Firalabs\Firadmin\Repository.

##Enjoy !!

You admin panel is now configured. Just go to http://localhost/admin to access the admin panel.

Feel free to contact me !!!