Laravel Users Module

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v1.0.0 2016-05-24 02:57 UTC

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This module is use JWTAuth and ENTRUST libraries

  1. (JSON Web Token)
  2. (Role-based Permissions)

1. Installation

Install via composer - edit your composer.json to require the package.

"require": {
    // ...
    "php-soft/laravel-users": "dev-master",

Then run composer update in your terminal to pull it in. Once this has finished, you will need to add the service provider to the providers array in your app.php config as follows:

'providers' => [
    // ...

Next, also in the app.php config file, under the aliases array, you may want to add facades.

'aliases' => [
    // ...
    'JWTAuth' => Tymon\JWTAuth\Facades\JWTAuth::class,
    'Entrust' => Zizaco\Entrust\EntrustFacade::class,

You will want to publish the config using the following command:

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="PhpSoft\Users\Providers\UserServiceProvider"

Don't forget to set a secret key in the jwt config file!

I have included a helper command to generate a key as follows:

$ php artisan jwt:generate

this will generate a new random key, which will be used to sign your tokens.

2. Migration and Seeding

Now generate the migration:

$ php artisan ps-users:migrate

It will generate the <timestamp>_entrust_setup_tables.php migration. You may now run it with the artisan migrate command:

$ php artisan migrate

Running Seeders with command:

$ php artisan db:seed --class=UserModuleSeeder

3. Usage

3.1. Authenticate with JSON Web Token

You need to change class App\User to inherit from PhpSoft\Users\Models\User as follows:

namespace App;

// ...
use PhpSoft\Users\Models\User as PhpSoftUser;

class User extends PhpSoftUser implements AuthenticatableContract, CanResetPasswordContract
    // ...

    // You need allows fill attributes as follows
    protected $fillable = [

    // ...

Remove middlewares in app/Http/Kernel.php

  • \App\Http\Middleware\EncryptCookies::class
  • \App\Http\Middleware\VerifyCsrfToken::class

Add route middlewares in app/Http/Kernel.php

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    // ...
    'jwt.auth' => \PhpSoft\Users\Middleware\Authenticate::class,
    'jwt.refresh' => \Tymon\JWTAuth\Middleware\RefreshToken::class,

Add routes in app/Http/routes.php

Route::post('/auth/login', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\AuthController@login');
Route::group(['middleware'=>'auth'], function() { // use middleware jwt.auth if use JSON Web Token
    Route::post('/auth/logout', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\AuthController@logout');
    Route::get('/me', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@authenticated');
    Route::patch('/me', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@updateProfile');
    Route::put('/me/password', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\PasswordController@change');

Route::post('/passwords/forgot', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\PasswordController@forgot');
Route::post('/passwords/reset', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\PasswordController@reset');
Route::group(['middleware'=>'routePermission'], function() {

    Route::post('/users', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@store');
    Route::get('/users', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@index');
    Route::get('/users/{id}', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@show');
    Route::delete('/users/{id}', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@destroy');
    Route::patch('/users/{id}', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@update');
    Route::post('/users/{id}/block', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@block');
    Route::post('/users/{id}/unblock', '\PhpSoft\Users\Controllers\UserController@unblock');

Apache seems to discard the Authorization header if it is not a base64 encoded user/pass combo. So to fix this you can add the following to your apache config

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.*)
RewriteRule .* - [e=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1]

Alternatively you can include the token via a query string{yourtokenhere}

3.2. Role-based Permissions

Use the UserTrait trait in your existing App\User model. For example:

namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use PhpSoft\Users\Models\UserTrait;

class User extends Model
    use UserTrait; // add this trait to your user model
    // ...

Create Role and Permission follows

// create role admin (default this role has been created on UserModuleSeeder)
$admin = new Role();
$admin->name         = 'admin';
$admin->display_name = 'User Administrator'; // optional
$admin->description  = 'User is allowed to manage and edit other users'; // optional

// role attach alias
$user->attachRole($admin); // parameter can be an Role object, array, or id

// or eloquent's original technique
$user->roles()->attach($admin->id); // id only

// create permission
$createPost = new Permission();
$createPost->name         = 'create-post';
$createPost->display_name = 'Create Posts'; // optional
$createPost->description  = 'create new blog posts'; // optional

// equivalent to $admin->perms()->sync(array($createPost->id));

Now we can check for roles and permissions simply by doing:

$user->hasRole('owner');   // false
$user->hasRole('admin');   // true
$user->can('edit-user');   // false
$user->can('create-post'); // true

Both hasRole() and can() can receive an array of roles & permissions to check:

$user->hasRole(['owner', 'admin']);       // true
$user->can(['edit-user', 'create-post']); // true

3.3 Forgot password

To send mail forgot password,

  • You need to add address and name of sender in config\mail.php as follows:
'from' => ['address' => '', 'name' => 'System'],
  • You need to create email view: Create password.blade.php file in folder resources\views\emails with contents as follows:
<h3>You are receiving this e-mail because you requested resetting your password to</h3>
Please click this URL to reset your password: <a href="{{$token}}">{{$token}}</a>

You can change contents of this view for your using.

By other way, you can use other view and config in config\auth.php:

    'password' => [
        'email' => 'emails.password',
        'table' => 'password_resets',
        'expire' => 60,

3.4 Middlewares


This middleware is used to check permission for an action.

Add route middlewares in app/Http/Kernel.php

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    // ...
    'permission' => \PhpSoft\Users\Middleware\Permission::class,


Route::post('/posts', [
    'middleware' => 'permission:create-post', // Only allows user have create-post permission (or have admin role) access to this route
    function () {
        // ...


This middleware is used to check permission for a route dynamic by database.

Add route middlewares in app/Http/Kernel.php

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    // ...
    'routePermission' => \PhpSoft\Users\Middleware\RoutePermission::class,


Route::group(['middleware'=>'routePermission'], function() { 
    Route::post('/blog', function () {

Require permission for a route as follows

// require permissions
PhpSoft\Users\Models\RoutePermission::setRoutePermissions('POST /blog', ['create-blog']);

// require roles
PhpSoft\Users\Models\RoutePermission::setRouteRoles('POST /blog', ['creator']);

// require permissions or roles
PhpSoft\Users\Models\RoutePermission::setRoutePermissionsRoles('POST /blog', ['create-blog'], ['creator']);


This middleware is used to check validate for fields on different applications which use this package.

Add route middlewares in app/Http/Kernel.php

protected $routeMiddleware = [
    // ...
    'validate'   => \PhpSoft\Users\Middleware\Validate::class,


Route::post('/user', ['middleware'=>'validate: App\Http\Validators\UserValidate',
    function () {

With App\Http\Validators\UserValidate, it's class which you need to declare in route. This class is used to declare rules to validate.

You can also use other class to declare rules for validate in your application but It have to implements PhpSoft\Users\Contracts\Validator class.

For example, I declared rules in App\Http\Validators\UserValidate class as follows:

use PhpSoft\Users\Contracts\Validator;

 * User Validate
 * return array
class UserValidate implements Validator
     * Custom validator
     * @return boolean
    public static function boot($request)

        IlluminateValidator::extend('validate_name', function($attribute, $value, $parameters) {

                return $value == 'validate_name';
            }, 'The name is in valid.'

     * Declare rules
     * @return array
    public static function rules()
        return [
            'name'     => 'required|max:255|validate_name',
            'email'    => 'required|email',
            'password' => 'required|confirmed|min:6'

Here, you will declare fields that you want to validate them in rules() function. And You can also custom validator fields that you want by declare them in boot() function.