Laravel 5.5+ helper and VueJS 2 component for lab404/laravel-impersonate

0.0.5 2018-08-17 14:48 UTC

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Last update: 2020-03-29 05:19:46 UTC


This package adds a really simple frontend component written as a self contained Vuejs 2 component to allow you users to easily impersonate others via the API provided by https://github.com/404labfr/laravel-impersonate.




  1. Install via composer composer require owenmelbz/vue-impersonate

  2. Register the service provider (if the auto discovery does not work) - typically done inside the app.php providers array e.g OwenMelbz\VueImpersonate\VueImpersonateServiceProvider::class

  3. There are 3 publishable components - the only required component is the javascript which you can publish with php artisan vendor:publish then select vue-impersonate-javascript (required). This will copy the .vue component into resources/js/components/vue-impersonate.vue - feel free to move this.

  4. You must then include the component in your javascript bundle, typically achieved from within an entry point such as app.js e.g Vue.component('vue-impersonate', require('./components/vue-impersonate.vue'));

  5. Once published you should make sure you've set up laravel-impersonate correctly by including the correct traits, and methods and routes to allow impersonating.

  6. Once laravel-impersonate is set up you should include the blade directive within your template @vueImpersonate - this should be housed within your vuejs container e.g #app - it will only render for users who possess the canImpersonate permissions.


Display name

You can change what is displayed in the dropdown by changing the display_name_field from within the published config - you can use accessors/mutators here or normal database columns.

Custom vue directive

If you want to rename the component from vue-impersonate you must publish the config file via php artisan vendor:publish and change it within the config under the custom_directive param.

Custom user provider

By default laravel uses providers to log in users, this is defined within the config/auth.php then within the providers array. We use the class defined within the model property of the provider you define. By default it is called users so that we'll also uses the configured class to populate the list of users on the frontend.

Custom list of users

If you want more fine-grain control over which users show in the dropdown, you can set your own route and define it within the custom_route and we'll use that to display the users. You must return a JSON array with each user object containing at least an id and display_name field. e.g

        id: 12,
        display_name: 'User X :: user.x@gmail.com',
        id: 14,
        display_name: 'User Y :: user.y@gmail.com',