Security Is A Port Of The Security Class From Codeigniter 3 For Laravel 5

v3.7.0 2017-01-01 13:20 UTC


Laravel Security was created by, and is maintained by Graham Campbell, and is a port of the security class from CodeIgniter 3 for Laravel 5. This package is best used wrapped in my Laravel Binput package. Feel free to check out the change log, releases, license, and contribution guidelines.

Laravel Security

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Either PHP 5.5+ or HHVM 3.6+ are required.

To get the latest version of Laravel Security, simply require the project using Composer:

$ composer require graham-campbell/security

Instead, you may of course manually update your require block and run composer update if you so choose:

    "require": {
        "graham-campbell/security": "^3.0"

Once Laravel Security is installed, you need to register the service provider. Open up config/app.php and add the following to the providers key.

  • 'GrahamCampbell\Security\SecurityServiceProvider'

You can register the Security facade in the aliases key of your config/app.php file if you like.

  • 'Security' => 'GrahamCampbell\Security\Facades\Security'


Laravel Security supports optional configuration.

To get started, you'll need to publish all vendor assets:

$ php artisan vendor:publish

This will create a config/security.php file in your app that you can modify to set your configuration. Also, make sure you check for changes to the original config file in this package between releases.

There is one config option:

Evil attributes

This option ('evil') defines the evil attributes and they will be always be removed from the input.



This is the class of most interest. It is bound to the ioc container as 'security' and can be accessed using the Facades\Security facade. There is one public method of interest.

The 'clean' method will parse a string removing xss vulnerabilities. This parsing is strongly based on the security class from CodeIgniter 3.


This facade will dynamically pass static method calls to the 'security' object in the ioc container which by default is the Security class.


This class contains no public methods of interest. This class should be added to the providers array in config/app.php. This class will setup ioc bindings.

Further Information

You may see an example of implementation in Laravel Binput.


If you discover a security vulnerability within this package, please send an e-mail to Graham Campbell at All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.


Laravel Security is licensed under The MIT License (MIT).

Laravel Security contains code taken from CodeIgniter, also licensed under The MIT License (MIT).