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A package to log request of authenticated users by bundling and qualifying routes.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require protonemedia/laravel-tracer

Publish the migration and config file and then run the migration.

php artisan vendor:publish
php artisan migrate


Add the QualifyRoute middleware to your Route Middleware stack:

class Kernel extends \Illuminate\Foundation\Http\Kernel
    protected $routeMiddleware = [
        // ...
        'qualify' => \ProtoneMedia\LaravelTracer\Middleware\QualifyRoute::class,
        // ...

Add the TraceUser middleware to the routes or groups you want to trace, for example in the web.php routes file:

use ProtoneMedia\LaravelTracer\Middleware\TraceUser;

Route::group(['middleware' => [TraceUser::class]], function () {
    Route::get('home', 'HomeController');

    Route::get('settings', 'SettingsController')->name('');

    Route::get('privacy-policy', 'PrivacyPolicyController')->name('')->middleware('qualify:terms');

    Route::get('profile/notifications', 'NotificationsController')->name('notifications.index')->middleware('qualify:notifications,60');

    Route::group(['middleware' => ['qualify:finance']], function () {
        Route::get('invoices', 'InvoicesController@index')->name('invoices.index');
        Route::get('invoices/{id}', 'InvoicesController@show')->name('');

    Route::get('machine/{id}', 'MachineController');
    Route::get('rack/{id}', 'RackController')->middleware('qualify:rack');
    Route::get('server/{id}', 'ServerController')->middleware('qualify:server.{id}');

Now every request in this example will be logged to the user_requests table. You can use the ProtoneMedia\LaravelTracer\UserRequest model the retrieve the log entries.

Qualify routes

As you can see there are some example routes added to the group of routes we want to trace. Let's explain how each route will be qualified.

  • A GET request to /home will simply be qualified as home since it has no name and no qualifier.
  • A GET request to /settings will be qualified as because it has a name but still no qualifier.
  • A GET request to /privacy-policy will be qualified as terms, this has been accomplished with the qualify middleware.

Rate limiting

  • A GET request to /profile/notifications will be qualified as notifications and as you can see, the qualify middleware was given a second parameter. This is the number of seconds between each log of this qualifier. When a user visits this route more than once in 60 seconds, it will be stored as 1 request.

Grouped qualifiers

  • A GET request to both /invoices and /invoices/1 will be qualified as finance.


  • A GET request /machine/1 will be qualified as machine/1, it has no name and no qualifier so the path will be used as qualifier.
  • A GET request to both /rack/1 and /rack/2 will be qualified as rack. Though the route has a parameter, the qualifier will be used.
  • A GET request to /server/1 will be qualified as server.1. The parameter in the qualifier will be replaced with the actual value used in the path.

Qualify from the controller

This package adds two macros to Illuminate\Http\Request. The first one is qualifyAs. Just as the QualifyRoute middleware this method takes two parameters. The first parameter is the name and the second paramater (optional) is the number seconds to be used by the Rate Limiter. From your controller you could qualify the route using the Request object or by using the request() helper method. The other macro is qualifiedRoute which is a getter for the QualifiedRoute instance.

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class TicketsController extends Controller
    public function index()
        request()->qualifyAs('tickets', 60);

    public function show(Request $request, $id)

    public function delete(Request $request, $id)
        $qualifiedRoute = $request->qualifiedRoute();



The config file consists of only two options. The first option is seconds_between_logs which can be used to set a default for the Rate Limiter. The second option is should_trace_user where you can specify a class@method which should return a boolean that specifies wether to trace or not. It takes two parameters: $request and $response:

// config/laravel-tracer.php

return [
    'seconds_between_logs' => 120,

    'should_trace_user' => 'MyClass@shouldTrace',
// MyClass.php

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response;

class MyClass
    public function shouldTrace(Request $request, Response $response): bool
        return !$request->user()->isAdmin();


composer test


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


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If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.



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