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User login and management package for Laravel

1.3.2 2014-07-10 09:17 UTC

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This package provides basic user administration capabilities for Laravel 4 applications.

This includes login/logout, password reset, password change and email change functionality.

Admin tools for creating and updating users from the artisan command line are also included.

By Simon Hampel.


The recommended way of installing the User Admin Interface is through Composer:

Require the package via Composer in your composer.json

    "require": {
        "hampel/useradmin": "~1.3"

Run Composer to update the new requirement.

$ composer update

The package is built to work with the Laravel 4 Framework.

Open your Laravel config file app/config/app.php and add the following service providers in the $providers array, if they don't already exist:

"providers" => array(




Configure the remainder of your app/config/app.php, including specifying a random long string for the encryption key.

Configure app/config/auth.php,

  1. change model to 'Hampel\Admin\Users\Models\User', or specify your own model, but if you do, you should have your model extend 'Hampel\Admin\Users\Models\User'
  2. change reminder.email to 'useradmin::emails.auth.reminder', or specify your own email template for reminder emails

Note that you can change the auth.table and auth.reminder.table tables, but if you do so, you will need to create your own migrations to set up the appropriate fields for each table

Configure app/config/database.php - set up your database connections. The User Admin package supports using separate database connections for the user management tables and the core application itself - for example, if adding an administration layer on top of an existing application, you might not want to store the user tables in the application database. Similarly, even if you are happy to store the user data in the same database as your application, you might want to specify a prefix name to avoid table name clashes.

Either way, you can set up two different database connections and configure the User Admin options (described later) to use a separate connection - your main application will use the default database connection.

Publish the User Admin configuration using the command:

$ php artisan useradmin:config

Configure app/config/packages/hampel/useradmin/routes.php if you would like to change the default route options.

Configure app/config/packages/hampel/useradmin/views.php to set the name of your base layout for views. Read the instructions in the config file for details of what is required in your layout.

Finally, configure the hampel/user database options app/config/packages/hampel/user/config.php,

  1. set connection to the name of the database connection you previously set up for the user admin database. If you set this to the value 'default', it will use the same database connection as used by your main application.
  2. if using a custom user table, you may specify field names for the key username, email and password fields

If you are using your own custom database migrations, you can skip the following two steps.

Prepare the database for migrations by using the command:

$ php artisan useradmin:prepare

Run the migrations using the command:

$ php artisan useradmin:migrate

Create an admin user using the artisan command:

$ php artisan user:add <username> <email> <password>

Visit the URL /profile (relative to your application URL), you will be redirected to the login page, where you may log in using the username and password you just specified. The logged in user can change their password or email addresses from the profile page.


... TODO !!